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Colovaginal fistula

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


Recurrent colorectal tumour, with foul discharge per vagina.

Patient Data:

Age: 45
Gender: Female
Race: Asian
Modality: Fluoroscopy

Four sequential images from a water soluble enema study

Case Discussion:

Although often there are strong clinical symptoms of a colovaginal fistula, a fluroscopic study is often helpful to confirm and delineate the anatomy.  A traditional water soluble study is usually the investigation of choice.  The commonest cause is secondary to complex diverticular disease.

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