Enterovesical Fistula: A Serious Complication of Crohn Disease PD01-PD03
Dr. Atef Mejri,
Jendouba Regional Hospital, Jendouba, Tunisia.
Due to the anatomical proximity of the last ileal loop and the bladder, Crohn’s disease can affect the urinary tract by the formation of an Enterovesical Fistula (EVF). Although rare, it represents a complication with a potential impact on the patient’s quality of life and it is often difficult to manage. In addition to the Computed Tomographic (CT) findings, several other examinations can contribute to the diagnosis of EVF, which calls for adequate management based on disconnection of the digestive tract from the bladder and maintenance of medical treatment. Despite therapeutic advances in the context of Crohn’s disease, the EVF remains a surgical indication. The present case reported is of a successfully managed EVF which was revealed by fecaluria aiming to emphasise the clinical aspects and various diagnostic tools with a special mention of the key role of medical imaging in the diagnostic process and the surgical management.