Journal of Minimal Access Surgery

UNUSUAL CASE
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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 79--80

Vesicovaginal fistula: An unusual complication of laparoscopic assisted nephroureterectomy

Rajiv G Pillai, Ameet S Patel, Anant Kumar 
 Departments of Urology, Addenbrookes' Hospital, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Anant Kumar
Department of Urology, SGPGIMS, Raebareli Road, Lucknow - 226 010
United Kingdom

We report a case of vesicovaginal fistula in 71-year-old lady who had previously undergone a lapascopic assisted nephroureterectomy for transitional cell carcinoma in her right ureter and kidney. The surgery was uncomplicated with no post-operative problems and was discharged on day on seven. She later presented five weeks following the initial operation with signs and symptoms suggestive of a vesicovaginal fistula, which was confirmed on cystogram and flexible cystosopy. She proceeded to have an abdominal (O«SQ»Connor«SQ»s) repair of the fistula together with cystodiathermy for a few superficial bladder recurrences. The area of the fistula (within the bladder) was noted to be tumour free. She had an uneventful post-operative recovery and was discharged from hospital on day 11. At six month follow-up, there was another superficial recurrence in the bladder that was resected, with no sign of fistula.


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Pillai RG, Patel AS, Kumar A. Vesicovaginal fistula: An unusual complication of laparoscopic assisted nephroureterectomy.J Min Access Surg 2006;2:79-80


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Pillai RG, Patel AS, Kumar A. Vesicovaginal fistula: An unusual complication of laparoscopic assisted nephroureterectomy. J Min Access Surg [serial online] 2006 [cited 2020 Sep 18 ];2:79-80
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