Recto-vesico-cutaneous fistula following salvage cryotherapy of the prostate due to recurrent localized prostate cancer - Abstract

Klinik und Poliklinik für Urologie und Kinderurologie, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Oberdürrbacher Straße 6, 97080, Würzburg, Deutschland.


For patients with recurrent prostate cancer after initial external beam radiation salvage cryotherapy is considered as an alternative to salvage prostatectomy. We report a serious complication of salvage cryotherapy in a 72-year-old man suffering from a severe recto-vesico-cutaneous fistula 6 weeks after salvage cryotherapy. To manage this situation salvage cystoprostatectomy and continent urinary diversion with creation of an ileocaecal pouch with cutaneous stoma had to be performed.

Article in German.

Written by:
Kocot A, Spahn M, Loeser A, Riedmiller H.   Are you the author?

Reference: Urologe A. 2011 Aug 4. Epub ahead of print.
doi: 10.1007/s00120-011-2653-0

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 21811839 Prostate Cancer Section