An elderly man with fecal materials in the Foley catheter

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A 70-year-old man presented to the emergency department with a 2-week history of watery diarrhea. Fecal materials were found in the Foley catheter. A computed tomography of the abdomen and pelvis revealed chronic diverticulitis with enterovesical fistula. The patient was treated with broad-spectrum antibiotics and underwent an urgent surgery with a transverse loop colostomy. The presence of fecaluria should raise the clinical suspicion of enterovesical fistula. Computed tomography is the choice of diagnostic modality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)376-378
Number of pages3
JournalHong Kong Journal of Emergency Medicine
Volume25
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Nov 1

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Fistula
Catheters
Tomography
Diverticulitis
Colostomy
Pelvis
Abdomen
Hospital Emergency Service
Diarrhea
Anti-Bacterial Agents

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Emergency Medicine

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An elderly man with fecal materials in the Foley catheter. / Fang, Pin-Hui; Lin, Wei Yu; Chang, Ying-Hsin; Hsu, Hsiang-Chin; Lin, Chih-Hao.

In: Hong Kong Journal of Emergency Medicine, Vol. 25, No. 6, 01.11.2018, p. 376-378.

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