BMJ Case Reports 2017; doi:10.1136/bcr-2017-219678
  • Rare disease

Renal fistulae: different aetiologies, similar management

  1. Vishwajeet Singh
  1. Department of Urology, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ved Bhaskar, ved2203{at}
  • Accepted 12 June 2017
  • Published 14 July 2017


Iatrogenic renocolic fistulae, although have been described in literature, is a rare clinical complication. Recently its incidence is on rise due to advent of minimally invasive surgery and percutaneous surgery of kidney. It has been reported after percutaneous nephrolithotomy but its incidence after percutaneous nephrostomy is quite uncommon and rarely reported. Though spontaneous renocutaneous fistula has been reported, acquired renocutaneous fistula is very uncommon and fistula after gun shot injury has not been reported to the best of our knowledge. Herein, we present two different varieties of renal fistula with completely different history and presentation. But the interesting point is that both were managed conservatively in a similar fashion and both of them responded well


  • Contributors VB: planning, conduct and reporting of the work, responsible for the overall content as guarantor. RJS: planning, concept, drafting of manuscript and critical revision. BP: drafting of manuscript. VS: drafting and critical revision of manuscript.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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