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.
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