Renocolic Fistula after Extracorporeal Lithotripsy: Case Report and Literature Review of a Rare Complication of a Common Procedure

Renocolic Fistula after Extracorporeal Lithotripsy: Case Report and Literature Review of a Rare Complication of a Common Procedure

Review Data

Q: Is the topic relevant to the journal's area of interest? Is it contemporary and interesting for researchers?

A: Very good


Abstract & Keywords

Q: Are all required components included in the abstract? Are the keywords appropriately chosen?

A: Excellent



Q: Is the goal explicitly stated in the Introduction? Is its formulation clear and unambiguous?

A: Very good



Q: Is the paper's structure coherent? Is it in coherence with the goal of the paper?

A: Very good


Tools and Methods

Q: Are the methods the author uses adequate and well used?

A: Good


Discussion & Conclusion

Q: Is it related to the results presented before? Do you consider them as coherent?

A: Very good



Extracorporeal lithotripsy (ESWL) is one of the most common urological procedures. The presented case managed to preserve the affected kidney, which is a very important and very difficult achievement as per the literature. The case description is adequate. The Discussion explains the challenges in treating the patient in the present case clearly. It also offers useful suggestions with respect to the treatment regimen. The report is well supported with briefly explained figures. The present case required a surgical approach to correct the fistula.



Q: Does the author utilize relevant literature?

A: Very good


Author's knowledge

Q: What is the level of the author’s knowledge? Does the author utilize all recent contributions relevant to the topic?

A: Very good



Q: Is the length of the paper adequate to the significance of the topic? Do you suggest shortening the paper without losing its value?

A: Good


Figures & Tables

Q: Does the author use them suitably? Are legends and notations clear?

A: Very good


Writing style

Q: Is it clear and understandable?

A: Very good


Further comments on the paper

Comments: This case report and review of the literature presents the case of a 43-year-old female patient who had a serious consequence directly resulting from extracorporeal lithotripsy (ESWL), with the development of an abscess and associated nephrocolic fistula. This report holds significance as it is a very rare complication presented in the literature when associated to EWSL. Due to the rarity of the lesion, there is no standardized treatment or data in literature that makes it possible to determine the best conduct.


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A: Yes - Suitable to be published

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Author Info

Corresponding Author
Evandro A. Sbalcheiro Mariot
Emergency Surgery Service of the Regional University Hospital of Campos Gerais, State University of Ponta Grossa, Brazil

Article Info

Article Type
Case Report and Review of the Literature
Publication history
Received: Tue 22, Nov 2022
Accepted: Mon 05, Dec 2022
Published: Fri 16, Dec 2022
© 2023 Evandro A. Sbalcheiro Mariot. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Hosting by Science Repository.
DOI: 10.31487/j.SCR.2022.12.01