Laparoscopic Repair of a Colovesical Fistula

  • M. Ramalingam
  • K. Selvarajan
  • K. Senthil

Colovesical fistulas are uncommon complications of complex pelvic surgery, colonic diverticular disease, and malignancy [1]. The clinical presentation usually is irritative lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and pneumaturia. Evaluation includes computed tomography (CT) cystography, cystoscopy, and colonoscopy. Management entails disconnecting the fistula and treating the underlying cause by open surgery or laparoscopy.


Lower Urinary Tract Symptom Laparoscopic Repair Laparoscopic Colectomy Vicryl Suture Uncommon Complication 
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  1. 1.
    Bartus CM, Lipof T, Sarwar CM, et al (2005) Colovesical fistula: not a contraindication to elective laparoscopic colectomy. Dis Colon Rectum 48(2):233–236.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Ramalingam
    • 1
  • K. Selvarajan
    • 2
  • K. Senthil
    • 3
  1. 1.K.G. Hospital and Post Graduate InstituteG. Kuppusamy Naidu Memorial HospitalCoimbatoreIndia
  2. 2.Paediatric SurgeryK.G. Hospital and Postgraduate InstituteCoimbatoreIndia
  3. 3.Gowtham AnnexeCoimbatoreIndia

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