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June 1972

Late Development of Vesical Fistulas Following Radiotherapy for Carcinoma of the Cervix

Author Affiliations

Aberdeen, Scotland
From the Department of Urology, Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, Scotland. Dr. Morales is now with the Department of Urology, Toronto General Hospital.

Arch Surg. 1972;104(6):836-837. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1972.04180060084020

The appearance of bladder fistulas many years after radiotherapy for carcinoma of the cervix is a rare occurrence and offers considerable therapeutic difficulties. Their cause, methods of diagnosis, and management are discussed. Closure may be attempted in the small lesions; larger defects, however, are better dealt with by urinary diversion, preferably uretero-ileo-cutaneous anastomosis.

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