Retained Pill Camera at an Entero-Uracho-Vesical Fistula Site in a Patient with Crohn's Disease

Yheulon, Christopher G.; Derosa, Daniel C.; Gagliano, Ronald A.
June 2013
Hawaii Journal of Medicine & Public Health;Jun2013, Vol. 72 Issue 6, p186
Academic Journal
An 18-year-old female patient with Crohn's disease had abdominal pain secondary to a retained pill camera. After several weeks of medical management, the camera spontaneously passed. However, the patient also had an intraabdominal abscess that worsened, despite medical therapy. Surgical therapy was recommended and a 5cm infected urachal cyst with entero-urachal and vesico-urachal fistulas was discovered. An en-bloc resection of the entire area was performed to include the urachal cyst, the adherent portion of the dome of the bladder, and 15cm of associated ileum. The bladder was repaired, a suprapubic catheter was placed, and an ileo-ileal anastamosis was performed. Microscopic findings were consistent with active Crohn's disease and fistula formation. The entero-uracho-vesical fistula site was likely the site of the retained pill camera. The patient did well postoperatively and was discharged on postoperative day six without complications.


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