A vesicocutaneous fistula is a tract that forms a connection between the bladder and the skin, and is most commonly associated with a suprapubic cystostomy tract that fails to close.
A pelvic CT scan with contrast was arranged (figure 2-4), which confirmed a vesicocutaneous fistula.
To the best of our knowledge, the only previous reports of a vesicocutaneous fistula post-radiotherapy include a case report by Lau et al, describing the sequelae of the fistula in a patient who had suffered vulval cancer.
Only one year after receiving radiotherapy, as described in the case report, the patient presented to our hospital, where the complication of a vesicocutaneous fistula was diagnosed.
When considering the management of a vesicocutaneous fistula in a patient who is post-radiotherapy, tissue viability is always a concern because post-operative healing may be affected.
Vesicocutaneous fistula mimicking an abdominal wall abscess 2 years after radical abdominal hysterectomy.
Vesicocutaneous fistula 23 years after hip arthroplasty.
A vesicocutaneous fistula secondary to bladder calculi in a patient with spina bifida.
Delayed vesicocutaneous fistula after radiation therapy for advanced vulvar cancer.
J Vesicocutaneous fistula: a case of spontaneous development ten years after radiation therapy.