• The diagnosis of appendicovesical fistula is difficult and usually delayed. This is most unfortunate, since surgery is uniformly successful. The case we report reemphasizes the diagnostic value of the rectal examination, intravenous pyelogram, and voiding cystogram in a child with subacute or chronic abdominal pain. Only an awareness of this condition on the part of the attending physician will lead to prompt diagnosis and definitive therapy.
(Am J Dis Child 130:530-531, 1976)
Rizen BK, Itzig C, Quinn PJ. Appendicovesical Fistula in Childhood: A Rare Complication of Ruptured Appendix. Am J Dis Child. 1976;130(5):530–531. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1976.02120060076014
Coronavirus Resource Center
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.
Create a personal account or sign in to: