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Revista chilena de cirugía

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CASTILLO C, Octavio; RODRIGUEZ-CARLIN, Arquímides; CAMPANA V, Gonzalo  y  PEREZ C, Alberto. Colovesical fistula: laparoscopic surgery. Rev Chil Cir [online]. 2012, vol.64, n.3, pp.278-281. ISSN 0718-4026.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-40262012000300010.

Aim: Colovesical fistula is a severe complication associated to neoplastic or inflammatory colon disease. Most common procedure is open surgery. We report a case of colovesical fistula secondary to diverticular disease treated with a laparoscopic approach. Methods: A 64-year-old man was seen with a known colonic diverticular disease, type 2 diabetes mellitus and recurrent urinary tract infection. He complained of lower abdominal pain, dysuria, and pneumaturia. A CT scan revealed a sigmoid diverticular perforation into the bladder (colovesical fistula). A left hemicolectomy with partial cystectomy was performed by laparoscopy means. Results: There was no morbidity related to the surgical procedure, and the final pathology confirmed a colonic diverticular disease with bladder compromise. The patient is asymptomatic at 24 months of follow up. Conclusion: The laparoscopic approach is a feasible alternative for the treatment of colovesical fistula with low morbidity.

Palabras clave : Colovesical fistulae; diverticular disease; bowel inflamatory diseases; colonic surgery; laparoscopic surgery.

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