Vacuum-assisted Closure of a Vesicocutaneous Fistula in a Pediatric Patient After Bladder Cystoplasty

Rodolfo A. Elizondo, Jason K. Au, Patricio C. Gargollo, Duong T. Tu

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Abstract

A vesicocutaneous fistula is an abnormal communication from the bladder to the skin (Pritts et al, 2001). Recently, wound vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) has been used to facilitate fistula closure. There are no reports of using VAC to help fistula closure in the pediatric population. We present a case of an adolescent patient who develops a vesicocutaneous fistula after bladder augment cystoplasty and was treated with VAC only.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)190-191
Number of pages2
JournalUrology
Volume95
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

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