Rectovesical fistula

Case contributed by Dr Varun Babu


History of pelvic rhabdomyosarcoma, post-resection and pelvic radiotherapy, presenting with urinary incontinence and dribbling of urine through anus.

Patient Data

Age: 12 years
Gender: Male

Retrograde urethrogram

Using a 5F feeding tube, contrast was administered into the anterior urethra and flow of contrast was observed. 

Normal opacification of anterior urethra. Posterior urethra appears narrowed following which the rectum was beginning to opacify. Lateral views confirmed rectal opacification and further injection of contrast showed a 7 mm wide-necked fistulous communication between rectum and base of the bladder. 

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Case information

rID: 19478
Published: 13th Sep 2012
Last edited: 19th Sep 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included