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Repair of a Vesicocutaneous Fistula Using Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy and Urinary Diversion via a Nephrostomy Tube.
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PMID:  24448623     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: This article describes an unusual case of a vesicocutaneous fistula in a patient with a history of radiation therapy and recent abdominal surgery.
CASE: A 61-year-old woman was transferred to our acute care facility from a rehabilitation facility, with poor nutritional intake and a concern for urine draining from her wound. A nephrostomy tube was placed (she had only 1 functioning kidney) and negative-pressure wound therapy was used to close the fistula.
CONCLUSION: Urinary diversion via a nephrostomy tube and negative-pressure wound therapy were used to successfully and safely close this vesicocutaneous fistula.
Authors:
Julie J Freeman; Dominic L P Storto; Cristóbal S Berry-Cabán
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of wound, ostomy, and continence nursing : official publication of The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society / WOCN     Volume:  40     ISSN:  1528-3976     ISO Abbreviation:  J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs     Publication Date:    2013 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-01-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9435679     Medline TA:  J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  536-8     Citation Subset:  N    
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