Sigmoid diverticulosis with bladder fistula: laparoscopic management
Epublication WebSurg.com, Mar 2017;17(03). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en4837
Diverticulosis of the left colon is an inflammatory benign disease associated with unpleasant morbidity which lead to pneumaturia and repetitive urinary infection. Computed tomography and colonoscopy may suggest the diagnosis but histology confirms it. The differential diagnosis evokes a malignant lesion and so it is mandatory to perform surgery with an oncological plane. This clinical case is that of a young man with a mass, which includes the left colon, the bladder, and the ileocaecal appendix. A ureteral stent was placed to make surgery safer and a sigmoidectomy with an ileocaecal appendectomy is performed.