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CASE REPORT | OPEN ACCESS DOI: 10.23937/2572-3235.1510048

Nephroenteric Fistula after Lithotripsy-A Rare Complication

D Campos Correia, MD, Ricardo M Antunes and P Ferreira

Radiology Department, Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Ocidental, Portugal


Nephroenteric fistulas are rare and generally occur as a result of chronic inflammation, ischemia or necrosis. Nephrectomy and primary closure of the fistulous tract currently represent the mainstay of treatment for non-functioning kidneys but kidney preservation should be attempted in cases of traumatic fistulae. The authors report a case of a 69-year-old female with an infected subcapsular renal haematoma and a fistulous tract to the duodenum following ureteroscopic laser lithotripsy of a right proximal ureteral calculus.