Nigerian Journal of Surgical Research

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Entero-cutaneous fistula: an unusual complication of suprapubic cystostomy

AA Ajape, SK Obiano, A Ibrahim


Supra-pubic cystostomy, often done to relieve urinary retention or protect a bladder outflow reconstructive surgery, is often considered a “simple” procedure by all standards. The complications following this procedure are few, being limited to haemorrhage and bladder collapse with difficulty in identifying intra-operatively, especially in closed cystostomy. Uncommon complication includes bowel injury. We report on a patient who presented with entero-cutaneous fistula following supra-pubic cystostomy (SPC). He had right hemicolectomy with ileo-transverse anastomosis and repair of cysto-cutaneous fistula.

Nigerian Journal of Surgical Research Vol. 7(1&2) 2005: 199-200
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