A study of colovesical fistulae in a district hospital.

  title={A study of colovesical fistulae in a district hospital.},
  author={Paul D Morrison and N V Addison},
  journal={Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England},
  volume={65 4},
A retrospective study of 32 patients with colovesical fistula was carried out. The most frequent presenting symptoms were urinary; an abdominal mass was found in 40% of patients. Urine culture grew bowel organisms in 93% of patients and the diagnosis was most accurately confirmed by barium enema which showed evidence of a fistula in 55% of patients examined. Surgical treatment varied from staged resection to primary resection and anastomosis, disconnection of the fistulous tract or colostomy… CONTINUE READING

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