rectourethral

rectourethral

 [rek″to-u-re´thral]
pertaining to or communicating with the rectum and urethra.

rec·to·u·re·thral

(rek'ō-yū-rē'thrăl),
Relating to the rectum and the urethra.
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Zmora, "Gracilis muscle interposition for the treatment of rectourethral, rectovaginal, and pouch-vaginal fistulas: results in 53 patients," Annals of Surgery, vol.
Local progression may cause invasion of adjacent structures leading to pain, urinary retention due to invasion of the bladder and/or urethra, obstruction of the rectum, establishment of rectourethral or rectovesical fistulas, and infiltration of the pelvic nerve bundles.
Continued communication between the urogenital tract and rectal portions of the cloacal plate causes rectourethral fistulas or rectovestibular fistulas.
To fully visualize the fistula, the patient was placed into a right posterior oblique position, which showed a rectourethral fistula.
The formation of rectourethral fistula/fibrosis can occur in 1% [9] of patients undergoing primary HIFU therapy causing compromised blood supply and poor tissue quality [8].
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.
Experience with 30 posttraumatic rectourethral fistulas: presentation of posterior transsphincteric anterior rectal wall advancement.
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%) [10].
Rectourethral fistula after combination radiotherapy for prostate cancer.
A grade 3b complication occurred in 26 patients who had bladder outlet obstruction or urethral stricture managed by optical urethrotomy and in one man (0.9%) who had developed a rectourethral fistula managed surgically.