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Publication Type
Journal Article
Author, Analytic
Mitchell, Derek I. G.; Fletcher, Peter R.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Surgery, Radiology, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Article Title
Benign colovesical fistulae
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Journal Title
West Indian Medical Journal
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Date of Publication
1993
Volume ID
42
Issue ID
1
Page(s)
31-33
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Abstract
Two successfully treated cases of benign colovesical fistula are presented. The condition should be suspected whenever patients with colorectal disease develop urinary symptoms. Flexible colonoscopy and lateral abdominal X-ray should be the initial investigations; but barium enema, cystoscopy and, rarely, CT scan may be necessary to confirm the presence of a colovesical fistula. Patients should be managed conservatively during the acute phase, and then be treated definitively by a single-stage bowel resection. Simple closure or resection and closure is used for the bladder defect.....
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