Ann Coloproctol.  2021 Jul;37(Suppl 1):S1-S3. 10.3393/ac.2019.01.18.

Enterovesical Fistula From Meckel Diverticulum

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Surgery, St. Vincent’s Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University School of Korea, Suwon, Korea
  • 2Department of Urology, St. Vincent Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University School of Korea, Suwon, Korea
  • 3Department of Pathology, St. Vincent Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University School of Korea, Suwon, Korea

Abstract

Meckel diverticulum is a common congenital malformation of the gastrointestinal tract and can cause complications such as ulceration, hemorrhage, intussusception, and perforation. This report describes a very rare complication of an enterovesical fistula associated with chronic Meckel diverticulum. A 51-year-old male presented with over 10 years of persistent pyuria. Tests were performed to rule out malignancy, including serum prostate-specific antigen level, urine cytology, bacterial culture, cystoscopy, and bladder computed tomography. An enterovesical fistula was identified, and laparoscopic exploration was performed. The findings suggested enterovesical fistula formation caused by chronic inflammation at the tip of a Meckel diverticulum. Segmental resection of the small bowel including the diverticulum and primary repair of the urinary bladder along with partial cystectomy were performed. The postoperative clinical course was uneventful. An enterovesical fistula is a very rare complication resulting from chronic inflammation of a Meckel diverticulum.

Keyword

Enterovesical fistula; Meckel diverticulum; Complication
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