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Ann Urol (Paris). 2001 Jan;35(1):44-6.

[Pyelocolic fistula: a case study].

[Article in French]

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  • 1Service d'urologie, hôpital militaire d'instruction Mohamed V, Rabat, Maroc.


In this study, the case has been reported of a left renocolic fistula that was detected in a patient with hepatitis C and cirrhotic complications who was hospitalized for urogenital tuberculosis. It was decided to perform left nephrectomy and digestive suture, but surgery was delayed due to hemostatic abnormalities and massive cytolysis, and the patient died before surgical treatment, three days after the discovery of the fistula. The findings in the literature have been reviewed, and the common occurrence of this type of fistula has been underlined. They are the most frequently encountered type with of entero-urinary fistula, and account for 60% of documented cases. Their etiological and clinical characteristics of have been described in detail. In general, treatment consists of performing a nephrectomy and digestive suture.

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