Vesicointestinal fistula treatment

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A vesicointestinal fistula is an abnormal connection (fistula) between the bladder and the intestinal tract (bowel). As a rule, a fistula is a complication of bowel disease or medical procedures. Treatment options include antibiotic therapy and surgery to close the hole.

A vesicointestinal fistula is an unusual passage connecting the bladder and intestines. This disease is also called vesicoenteric or enterovesical. For example, such a connection may be between the bladder and the large intestine or rectum.

An enterovesical opening is rare, occurring in about 1 in 3,000 patients. The disease mainly happens in patients over 50 and is 3-5 times more common in men than women.

Vesicointestinal fistulas develop as a result of such reasons:

  • Diverticulitis, when the protrusions of the intestines become inflamed;
  • Colon or bladder cancer;
  • Crohn's disease;
  • Infections or bladder stones;
  • Injuries during childbirth;
  • Surgical manipulations (uterus removal, caesarean section).

These disorders cause an opening that leads to the formation of a fistula.

Urologists diagnose the disease using unique examination methods that help to detect an abnormal connection between the bladder and intestines: barium test, sigmoidoscopy, and cystoscopy.

Treatment of a vesicointestinal fistula includes therapy for the underlying disease that led to the opening formation. First, doctors perform a bladder catheterization and prescribe antibiotics against the infection. Next, surgeons close the hole surgically.

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