Enterovesical Fistula Questions & Answers

Updated: Dec 05, 2018
  • Author: Joseph Basler, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Bradley Fields Schwartz, DO, FACS  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

Which conditions may result to enterovesical fistula?

What is the most common cause of enterovesical fistula?

How has the treatment of enterovesical fistula evolved over time?

How are enterovesical fistulas categorized?

What is the prevalence of enterovesical fistula?

What causes enterovesical fistula formation?

What are congenital enterovesical fistula?

What is the pathophysiology of inflammatory enterovesical fistula?

What is the pathophysiology of malignant enterovesical fistula?

What is the pathophysiology of iatrogenic enterovesical fistula?

What is the pathophysiology of traumatic enterovesical fistula?

What are the signs and symptoms of enterovesical fistula?

When is enterovesical fistula repair indicated?

What is the anatomy of the intestinal segments relevant to enterovesical fistula?

When is enterovesical fistula repair contraindicated?

Workup

What is the role of lab studies in the workup of enterovesical fistula?

What is the role of CT scanning in the workup of enterovesical fistula?

What is the role of barium enema (BE) in the workup of enterovesical fistula?

What is the role of cystography in the workup of enterovesical fistula?

What is the role of ultrasonography in the workup of enterovesical fistula?

What is the role of MRI in the workup of enterovesical fistula?

What is the role of cystoscopy in the workup of enterovesical fistula?

What is the role of colonoscopy in the workup of enterovesical fistula?

What are cystoscopy findings in the workup of enterovesical fistula?

What is the poppy seed test and how is it used in the workup of enterovesical fistula?

What is the role of laparoscopy in the workup of enterovesical fistula?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of enterovesical fistula?

When are enterovesical fistulas staged?

Treatment

What is the medical treatment for enterovesical fistula?

How is enterovesical fistula due to Crohn disease treated?

What is the role of open surgery in the treatment of enterovesical fistula?

What is the role of endoscopy in the treatment of enterovesical fistula?

What is the role of laparoscopy in the treatment of enterovesical fistula?

What is included in the preoperative care of enterovesical fistula?

What are the initial steps in enterovesical fistula surgical repair?

How are inflammatory enterovesical fistula repaired?

How are carcinoma-related enterovesical fistula repaired?

How are radiation-induced enterovesical fistula repaired?

How are enterovesical fistula involving the ureter repaired?

How are bladder enterovesical fistula repaired?

What is included in postoperative care following enterovesical fistula repair?

What is included in the long-term monitoring of enterovesical fistula?

What are the possible complications of enterovesical fistula?

What is the prognosis of enterovesical fistula?

Which treatments for enterovesical fistula are being investigated?