Surgical treatment of rectourethral fistulae

Eur Urol 1985; 11(6): 388-391.

9 male patients with recto-urethral fistula were treated. Fistulae were congenital in 1 case, iatrogenic in 6 cases and traumatic in 2 cases. In 8 cases we used an abdomino-perineal approach with omentoplasty or peritoneal flap; in 1 case a perineal approach was made. In 2 cases it was also necessary to use a transpubic approach to the posterior urethra. Good results were obtained in all cases. The importance of a proper radiological investigation of the fistulous tract and the use of omentoplasty are both emphasized.