Following the removal of the urethra, the rectourethral
fibers, vas deferens, and seminal vesicles were dissected.
A 2-year-old boy with a history of a complex anorectal malformation (ARM) consisting of a rectourethral
fistula and a large anterior sacral meningocele was initially treated with a double-barrel colostomy at another institution.
Adverse events included bladder neck/urethral stenosis/stricture (2-17%), prolonged urinary retention (3-14%), urinary tract infection (2-58%), urinary incontinence (2-34%), rectal burns (0-15%), and rectourethral
fistula (0-3%) .
The patient was a 14-year-old male with a history of high anorectal malformation and rectourethral
fistula, first requiring a neonatal colostomy and then posterior sagittal anorectoplasty.
With the increasing use of external beam radiation and brachytherapy in management of localized prostate cancer, radiation-induced rectourethral
fistulas have become a significant clinical problem.
fistula after combination radiotherapy for prostate cancer.
Experience with 30 posttraumatic rectourethral
fistulas: presentation of posterior transsphincteric anterior rectal wall advancement.
The most frequent defect in males is imperforate anus with rectourethral
fistula and in females rectovestibular defect.
There were no cases of rectourethral
fistula and no fatal complications.
Combined endorectal advancement flap with Alloderm graft repair of radiation and cryoablation-induced rectourethral
Patients who developed complex strictures associated with multiple false passages, rectourethral
fistulae, anterior urethral stricture.
The adverse effects of treatment were urinary incontinence (50% of patients), bladder outlet obstruction (20%) and rectourethral