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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology|
|State||Published - Jun 1 2003|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine