Colovesical and rectovesical fistulas.

  title={Colovesical and rectovesical fistulas.},
  author={Rudy M. King and Robert W. Beart and Donald C. McIlrath},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  volume={117 5},
Colovesical or rectovesical fistulas develop because of a congenital abnormality, a traumatic incident, or an underlying disease, such as inflammation or cancer. Inflammation, either diverticulitis or Crohn's disease, was the cause of fistula in 73 (67%) of 109 patients with colovesical or rectovesical fistulas seen at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn, between 1965 and 1980. Sixty-six of the 73 patients had colovesical fistulas, and 64% of them underwent resection and anastomosis in one stage… CONTINUE READING


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