Acquired rectourethral fistula: methods of repair.

  title={Acquired rectourethral fistula: methods of repair.},
  author={Timothy P. Bukowski and Aruna K Chakrabarty and Isaac J. Powell and Rene Frontera and Alan D. Perlmutter and James E. Montie},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  volume={153 3 Pt 1},
Rectourethral fistulas are a rare but devastating complication of urinary or rectal surgery, trauma or inflammation. Historically repair has posed a challenge because of technical difficulties and the high incidence of recurrent fistulas. We report 7 cases of acquired rectourethral fistulas of varying etiology (3 after prostatectomy, 3 after trauma and 1 after recurrent perineal abscess), which were managed by various means. Our data and those in the literature suggest that the first attempt at… CONTINUE READING

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