n South African Journal of Surgery - Caeco-vesical fistula - an unusual sequel of colonic tuberculosis : letter to the editor

Volume 44, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0038-2361
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5151



Extracted from text ... Letter to the Editor SAJS 38 VOL 44, NO. 1, FEBRUARY 2006 SAJS To the Editor: We would like to report on a rare case of caeco-vesical fistula complicating ileo-caecal tuberculosis, a condition that has not been described in the literature. A 4-year-old boy, with a positive family history of tuberculosis, presented to hospital with a month's history of dysuria and faecaluria. He was pyrexial, with a tender right suprapubic mass and leucocytosis. The chest radiograph was normal; abdominal ultrasonography demonstrated the presence of a fistula with echogenic debris originating from within a bowel loop and extending into a ..

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