Laparoscopic treatment of colovesical fistulas: Technique and report of two cases

Ivan Puente, J. L. Sosa, Utpal Desai, Danny Sleeman, Rene Hartmann

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Colovesical fistulas are a serious complication of diverticular disease. Management by one-stage resection and anastomosis has resulted in lower morbidity and shorter hospital stay. Nevertheless, hospital time remains long, approaching an average of 2-3 weeks. Here we describe our technique of laparoscopic approach to colovesical fistulas. Our initial experience suggests that this is a safe operation with minimal pain, absent ileus, and a short postoperative stay.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)157-160
Number of pages4
JournalSurgical Laparoscopy and Endoscopy
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1994



  • Colovesical fistula
  • Diverticular disease
  • Laparoscopic colectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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