Successful non-operative management of an iatrogenic recto-urethral fistula in a 13-year-old boy

Nathan R. Zilbert, Matthew Sand, Lawrence Draper, John Ricci, Evan P. Nadler

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Abstract

Here we present a case of successful non-operative management of an iatrogenic recto-urethral fistula in a 13-year-old boy. The fistula was created when urethroscopic repair of a urethral stricture was attempted. Due to the anatomy of the lesion and previous urinary diversion, it was deemed possible to spare this patient diverting colostomy or surgical repair of the fistula. The result was successful closure of the fistula, which was confirmed on retrograde urethrogram. While we do not support the routine use of non-operative management for recto-urethral fistulas we have demonstrated that there are circumstances where it can be safely applied.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)142-144
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Urology
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2009

Keywords

  • Non-operative management
  • Recto-urethral fistula

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Urology

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