Title: Pouch-sacral fistula three years after restorative proctocolectomy for ulcerative colitis
Authors: Bursics, A ×
Penninckx, Freddy
Van Olmen, A
D'Hoore, André
Filez, Ludo #
Issue Date: Oct-1999
Series Title: Acta Chirurgica Belgica vol:99 issue:4 pages:169-70
Abstract: Fistula formation after restorative proctocolectomy poses a challenge to the surgeon and sometimes can lead to the excision of the pouch. A 21-year-old female patient developed an ileal J-pouch-sacral fistula with abscess and osteomyelitis of the sacrum, more than three years after the pouch construction for ulcerative colitis. Two months prior to this event, the patient had a single and transient episode of pouchitis. The role of pouchitis in the aetiopathogenesis of the fistula is unclear. To our knowledge, the late development of such a fistula has not been reported previously.
ISSN: 0001-5458
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Abdominal Surgical Oncology
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