Cutaneous renocolic fistula associated with diverticulitis.

Elena Gimenez, Jay D. Raman, Michael Lieberman, E. Darracott Vaughan

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Abstract

We report a case of a cutaneous renocolic fistula in a patient with staghorn calculus and diverticulitis. The most common origins of renocolic fistula are primary renal diseases including xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis, trauma, malignancy or tuberculosis. While diverticulitis has rarely been associated with renocolic fistula, previous instances of fistulae have been noted in patients with simultaneous kidney disease. Inflammation resulting from kidney disease may place patients with colonic diverticulitis at higher risk for developing renocolic or cutaneous renocolic fistulas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4191-4193
Number of pages3
JournalThe Canadian journal of urology
Volume15
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2008

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  • Urology

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Gimenez, E., Raman, J. D., Lieberman, M., & Vaughan, E. D. (2008). Cutaneous renocolic fistula associated with diverticulitis. The Canadian journal of urology, 15(4), 4191-4193.