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Colovesical fistula: a rare complication after renal transplantation
  1. Arunkumar Subbiah,
  2. Sandeep Mahajan,
  3. Raj Kanwar Yadav,
  4. Sanjay Kumar Agarwal
  1. Department of Nephrology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, New Delhi, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Sandeep Mahajan, mahajansn{at}


Colovesical fistula per se is a rare condition and most commonly occurs secondary to diverticular disease in normal patients. Colovesical fistula in the setting of post-renal transplantation is even rarer and very few cases have been reported in literature. Patients with autosomal-dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) are predisposed to diverticulosis and hence are at a higher risk for fistula formation. Herein, we report a case of colovesical fistula in a renal allograft recipient with ADPKD in the absence of diverticulosis. The patient was successfully operated and is stable with no complications at 1-year follow-up.

  • renal transplantation
  • gastrointestinal surgery
  • urological surgery
  • urinary tract infections
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  • Contributors All authors: conception, design, acquisition and interpretation of data; final approval of the version to be published; read and approved the final manuscript. AS and SM: drafting the article. SM: revising it critically for important intellectual content.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

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

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