Rectourethroperineal fistula in Crohn's disease.

Journal Article

We report the ninth case of a rectourethral fistula in Crohn's disease. The patient had undergone numerous surgical procedures for complications of severe ileocolitis before developing a rectourethroperineal fistula. His symptoms were confined to urine leaking from the perineal opening; the most common symptom of rectourethral fistula in Crohn's disease. He underwent surgical repair by an abdominoperineal approach and has been free of recurrence for a period of 2 years. The literature suggests that the incidence of rectourethral fistulae in patients with Crohn's disease is approximately 0.3% and that this complication comprises 6.2-11.1% of all genitourinary fistulae in Crohn's disease.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Stamler, JS; Bauer, JJ; Janowitz, HD

Published Date

  • February 1985

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 80 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 111 - 112

PubMed ID

  • 3969998

Pubmed Central ID

  • 3969998

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9270


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States