Colouterine fistula complicating diverticulitis diagnosed at hysteroscopy: Case report

Vincenzo Dario Mandato, Martino Abrate, Francesco Sandonà, Luigi Costagliola, Alfredo Gastaldi, Giovanni Battista La Sala

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Abstract

Since Noecker first reported a colouterine fistula secondary to diverticulitis in 1929, about 20 cases have been reported in the literature. Methods for diagnosis have yet to be established. Herein we report the first case of a colouterine fistula at the level of the isthmus diagnosed at hysteroscopy. Diagnostic hysteroscopy enabled rapid diagnosis of the colouterine fistula. Diagnostic hysteroscopy is the first-choice diagnostic tool for investigation of any abnormal vaginal discharge such as blood or stool because it enables direct vision and biopsy of the lesions of the lower genital tract quickly and at low cost.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)118-121
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012

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Hysteroscopy
Diverticulitis
Fistula
Vaginal Discharge
Biopsy
Costs and Cost Analysis

Keywords

  • Colouterine fistula
  • Diagnostic hysteroscopy
  • Diverticulitis
  • Vaginal discharge

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  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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Colouterine fistula complicating diverticulitis diagnosed at hysteroscopy : Case report. / Mandato, Vincenzo Dario; Abrate, Martino; Sandonà, Francesco; Costagliola, Luigi; Gastaldi, Alfredo; La Sala, Giovanni Battista.

In: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, Vol. 19, No. 1, 01.2012, p. 118-121.

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Mandato, Vincenzo Dario ; Abrate, Martino ; Sandonà, Francesco ; Costagliola, Luigi ; Gastaldi, Alfredo ; La Sala, Giovanni Battista. / Colouterine fistula complicating diverticulitis diagnosed at hysteroscopy : Case report. In: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology. 2012 ; Vol. 19, No. 1. pp. 118-121.
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