Urinary leakage following obstetric or gynecologic surgery is a dreaded complication, most often caused by a urogenital fistula. Of these, uretero-uterine fistulae are relatively rare and pose a diagnostic and therapeutic dilemma. A 29-year-old woman presented with paradoxical incontinence of urine for 3 months. She had developed vaginal leakage of urine 2 weeks following an uneventful cesarean section. Conservative measures in the form of catheterization and bed rest did not relieve her symptoms. Subsequent examination and investigations revealed that she had a ureterouterine fistula. The case is discussed as well as the diagnostic modalities and treatment options.
- Urogenital fistula