Diagnosis and Surgical Management of Uroenteric Fistula SURGICAL CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA Gill, H. S. 2016; 96 (3): 583-?


Uroenteric fistulae can occur between any part of the urinary tract and the small and large bowel. Classification is generally based on the organ of origin in the urinary tract and the termination of the fistula in the segment of the gastrointestinal tract. Surgery is often necessary. Congenital fistulae are rare, with most being acquired. Uroenteric fistulae most frequently occur in a setting of inflammatory bowel disease. Imaging often helps in the diagnosis. Management of urinary fistulae includes adequate nutrition, diversion of the urinary tract, diversion of the gastrointestinal tract, treatment of underling inflammatory process or malignancy, and surgery.

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