Vesicocutaneous fistula presenting groin abscess and chronic osteomyelitis in pubic bone.

Sang Bum Kim, Woong-Kyo Jeong, Dong Ik Song, Soon-Hyuck Lee

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The authors report a case of bladder fistula associated with a medial thigh cutaneous fistula and chronic osteomyelitis of the pubic bone 11 years after surgery for a pelvic bone fracture and bladder rupture. In the presenting case, despite the clinical suspicion, none of the diagnostic tools demonstrated the bladder fistula preoperatively. This case suggests that bladder repair should be prepared, even if the bladder fistula cannot be confirmed by imaging studies because the amount of urine leakage can be minimal or the fistula can close spontaneously.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)176-179
Number of pages4
JournalClinics in Orthopedic Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Sep 1
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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