Colovesical fistula: not a contraindication to elective laparoscopic colectomy.

PURPOSE Traditionally, diverticular fistula was thought to be a contraindication for laparoscopic colectomy. The advent of hand-assisted laparoscopy has allowed repair of a diverticular fistula to be technically feasible laparoscopically. We present our experience with laparoscopic colectomy in patients with diverticular fistulas. METHODS Patients with… (More)