Rectourethral fistulas are an uncommon complication of urinary or rectal surgery, trauma, inflammatory disease, radiation therapy for prostate cancer; they represent an unique challenge for the surgeon. Although closure can occure spontaneously, most cases of acquired rectourethral fistula need surgical repair. Despite a century of surgical experience, no single approach has been universally accepted. We report a case of a rectourethral fistula occurred in a 73 year-old man after a radical retropubic prostatectomy and external beam irradiation for prostate cancer, successfully treated with perineal approach.

[Acquired rectourethral fistula: case report] / Iachetta, ROBERTO PAOLO; Urciuoli, Paolo; Blasi, Sara; Brunelli, Daniele; DEGLI EFFETTI, Eleonora; D'Orazi, Valerio; Maturo, Alessandro; Iavarone, Claudio; Custureri, Filippo. - In: IL GIORNALE DI CHIRURGIA. - ISSN 0391-9005. - STAMPA. - 27:6-7(2006), pp. 265-268.

[Acquired rectourethral fistula: case report]

IACHETTA, ROBERTO PAOLO;URCIUOLI, Paolo;BLASI, SARA;BRUNELLI, DANIELE;DEGLI EFFETTI, ELEONORA;D'ORAZI, VALERIO;MATURO, Alessandro;IAVARONE, Claudio;CUSTURERI, Filippo
2006

Abstract

Rectourethral fistulas are an uncommon complication of urinary or rectal surgery, trauma, inflammatory disease, radiation therapy for prostate cancer; they represent an unique challenge for the surgeon. Although closure can occure spontaneously, most cases of acquired rectourethral fistula need surgical repair. Despite a century of surgical experience, no single approach has been universally accepted. We report a case of a rectourethral fistula occurred in a 73 year-old man after a radical retropubic prostatectomy and external beam irradiation for prostate cancer, successfully treated with perineal approach.
Rectourethral fistula; prostatectomy; urethral disorders
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[Acquired rectourethral fistula: case report] / Iachetta, ROBERTO PAOLO; Urciuoli, Paolo; Blasi, Sara; Brunelli, Daniele; DEGLI EFFETTI, Eleonora; D'Orazi, Valerio; Maturo, Alessandro; Iavarone, Claudio; Custureri, Filippo. - In: IL GIORNALE DI CHIRURGIA. - ISSN 0391-9005. - STAMPA. - 27:6-7(2006), pp. 265-268.
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