Complete Colon Duplication with Rectovesical Fistula: A Case Report of a 3-Year-Old Child with Lifelong Obstipation
Corresponding AuthorCelia Eckstein
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Hospital St. Hedwig, Steinmetzstraße, Regensburg, Germany
A B S T R A C T
Duplicates of the gastrointestinal tract are rare malformations, which most commonly become symptomatic and are diagnosed during the first two years of life. In this case report, we will recount the story of a 3-year-old patient, who introduced himself with lifelong, intractable obstipation and intermittently emanating stool from the penis. Intraoperatively a complete duplicate of the colon frame with rectovesical fistula became evident. After three procedures, a temporary ostomy, and a final separation of the septum via multiple colostomy and occlusion of the fistula, the boy is now free of complaints.
Article TypeCase Report
Publication historyReceived: Sat 31, Jul 2021
Accepted: Mon 16, Aug 2021
Published: Thu 09, Sep 2021
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