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Fecal recto-cutaneous fistula as a complication of low anterior resection and radiation

Małgorzata Karolina Polańska-Płachta, Justyna Smaga, Grzegorz Kulik, Jerzy Alojzy Polański
Chirurgia Polska 2017;19(1-2):36-40.

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Vol 19, No 1-2 (2017)
Case reports

Abstract

Faecal fistula is an abnormal passage which communicates with anus, bladder or vagina. Fistulas are usually caused by inflammatory diseases, surgery or radiation therapy. We present a patient with rare manifestation of faecal fistula with fluctuation above left knee and with sepsis. His past medical history includes anal cancer surgical management of and adjuvant radiation therapy 5 years prior the admittance. He was unsuccessfully treated in other hospital. After subcutaneous and intramuscular drainage and after conversion from loop- into end colostomy fistulae lost their communication. The patient has fully recovered.

Abstract

Faecal fistula is an abnormal passage which communicates with anus, bladder or vagina. Fistulas are usually caused by inflammatory diseases, surgery or radiation therapy. We present a patient with rare manifestation of faecal fistula with fluctuation above left knee and with sepsis. His past medical history includes anal cancer surgical management of and adjuvant radiation therapy 5 years prior the admittance. He was unsuccessfully treated in other hospital. After subcutaneous and intramuscular drainage and after conversion from loop- into end colostomy fistulae lost their communication. The patient has fully recovered.

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Keywords

recto-cutaneous fistula, anterior resection, radiation

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Title

Fecal recto-cutaneous fistula as a complication of low anterior resection and radiation

Journal

Chirurgia Polska (Polish Surgery)

Issue

Vol 19, No 1-2 (2017)

Pages

36-40

Bibliographic record

Chirurgia Polska 2017;19(1-2):36-40.

Keywords

recto-cutaneous fistula
anterior resection
radiation

Authors

Małgorzata Karolina Polańska-Płachta
Justyna Smaga
Grzegorz Kulik
Jerzy Alojzy Polański

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