A fistula is an unnatural passageway not usually connected between two parts of the inner body. A number of urinary fistulas arising between the urinary system and other structures are diagnosed and treated by urologists. Other urinary organs may attach to female reproductive organs along with the bladder. It is called a vesicovaginal fistula when a fisture occurs between the urinary tract and the vagina. They can develop prostate-rectal fistulas when men are treated for prostate cancer. These can take place after an open or robotic laparoscopy, radiation seed placement, or cryotherapy. A rectourethral fistula can also occur as a result of prostate treatment with High Intensity Centered Ultrasound (HIFU).
- Track 1-1 Bladder fistula
- Track 2-2 Urogenital fistulas