Enterovesical fistula presenting as life-threatening normal anion gap metabolic acidosis.

Title

Enterovesical fistula presenting as life-threatening normal anion gap metabolic acidosis.

Creator

Saxena R; Rutecki G W; Whittier F C

Publisher

American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation

Date

1997
1997-07

Description

Enterovesical fistula is a rare complication of a variety of inflammatory and neoplastic diseases. It usually presents with pneumaturia, fecaluria, urinary tract infections, or irritable bladder symptoms in the setting of either diverticulitis or malignancy. For the first time, we describe a patient with an enterovesical fistula who presented with a life-threatening normal anion gap metabolic acidosis. The direction of flow through the fistula, ie, bladder to intestine, was contingent on a spastic bladder and was responsible for the atypical presentation.

Subject

Acidosis/*etiology; Diagnosis; Differential; Female; Humans; Hydrogen-Ion Concentration; Intestinal Fistula/*complications/*diagnosis; Middle Aged; Urinary Bladder Fistula/*complications/*diagnosis

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

131–133

Issue

1

Volume

30

Citation

Saxena R; Rutecki G W; Whittier F C, “Enterovesical fistula presenting as life-threatening normal anion gap metabolic acidosis.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed June 17, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/3912.

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