Closure of a ureterocutaneous fistula with a covered stent-graft

Dindi D. Reddy, Riad Salem*, Jose A. Gonzalez, David Konstandt, Ziad Sergie, Robert Lewandowski

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A 74-year-old woman developed retroperitoneal fibrosis after aortic surgery for a left common iliac artery aneurysm. On the 5th day after repair, a left groin ureterocutaneous fistula developed. Because of the presence of a hostile surgical bed, the fistula was treated with percutaneous nephrotomy and double J stent insertion. Despite proximal control for more than 1 year, the fistula persisted. She was referred to the interventional radiology department for exchange to a nephrostomy with ureteral embolization. Rather than perform embolization of the ureter, we successfully repaired the fistula with a covered stent-graft. The patient was seen again 1 year after stent-graft placement. Output continues to fluctuate but never exceeds 5 mL per day.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)793-795
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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