Parastomal Hernia as a Risk Factor for Ileal Conduit Fistulae
Thomas A. A Skinner, Richard W Norman
DOI: 10.4236/ijcm.2011.23048   PDF    HTML     6,559 Downloads   10,572 Views  


Purpose: To review potential risk factors for the development of ileal conduit fistulae. Methods: Two patients were identified who had a remote history of an ileal conduit and who formed a fistula from the conduit—one to the small bowel and one to the skin. Their presentation, management and outcomes are described. Results: Both patients had parastomal hernias as the likely cause of their fistula formation. Discussion: Parastomal herniation may contribute to fistula formation due to a strangulated ischemic pressure necrosis of the adjacent ileal conduit and/or bowel.

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T. Skinner and R. Norman, "Parastomal Hernia as a Risk Factor for Ileal Conduit Fistulae," International Journal of Clinical Medicine, Vol. 2 No. 3, 2011, pp. 289-291. doi: 10.4236/ijcm.2011.23048.

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