Acquired rectourethral fistulas in adults: a systematic review of surgical repair techniques and outcomes.

@article{Hechenbleikner2013AcquiredRF,
  title={Acquired rectourethral fistulas in adults: a systematic review of surgical repair techniques and outcomes.},
  author={Elizabeth M Hechenbleikner and Jill C. Buckley and Elizabeth C. Wick},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={2013},
  volume={56 3},
  pages={374-83}
}
BACKGROUND Rectourethral fistulas are uncommon. Retrospective studies and case reports have highlighted various approaches for surgical repair. Because clinical presentations and technical expertise vary widely, no single procedure has been universally adopted. OBJECTIVE We sought to qualitatively analyze studies describing surgical techniques and outcomes in adult acquired rectourethral fistulas to outline universal approaches for evaluation and management. DATA SOURCES MEDLINE (PubMed… CONTINUE READING

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