Diagnosis and management of post-cesarean ureterouterine fistulae

G. Nabi, A. K. Hemal, M. Kumar, M. S. Ansari, L. N. D. Dorairajan

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)389-391
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Urogynecology Journal
Volume11
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000

Keywords

  • Post-cesarean
  • Ureterouterine
  • Urogenital fistula

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