Renocolic Fistula after Extracorporeal Lithotripsy: Case Report and Literature Review of a Rare Complication of a Common Procedure
Corresponding AuthorEvandro A. Sbalcheiro Mariot
Emergency Surgery Service of the Regional University Hospital of Campos Gerais, State University of Ponta Grossa, Brazil
A B S T R A C T
Extracorporeal lithotripsy (ESWL) is one of the most common urological procedures. Among its possible complications, renal parenchymal lesions are rare (approximately 7%). This is a case report of a renocolic fistula after ESWL. It is a very rare complication and without descriptions in the literature of association with ESWL. Because it is a rare lesion, there is no standardized treatment or data that makes it possible to determine the best conduct. The present case required a surgical approach to correct the fistula. It was possible to preserve the affected kidney, which is even rarer in the medical literature.
Article TypeCase Report and Review of the Literature
Publication historyReceived: Tue 22, Nov 2022
Accepted: Mon 05, Dec 2022
Published: Fri 16, Dec 2022
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