Antenatal diagnosis of vesicouterine fistula

Colleen M. Kennedy, David Peleg, Craig Syrop, Ingrid Nygaard

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Background: In pregnancy, vesicouterine fistulas usually are diagnosed postpartum after cesarean deliveries.Case: An 18-year-old woman, gravida 3, para 2, with two prior cesarean deliveries had pain and apparent rupture of membranes at 23 weeks' gestation. At 26 weeks' gestation, she developed increasing suprapubic pain and irregular contractions. Ultrasonographic findings included a small uterine defect and possible ballooning of membranes into her bladder. Cytoscopy showed ballooning of amnion into the bladder dome. A viable 900-g female infant was delivered by classic cesarean, the fistulous tract was excised, and the rupture sites were repaired.Conclusion: Vesicouterine fistulas might be diagnosed antenatally. With continued contractions and associated uterine rupture, cesarean delivery can be done with excision of the fistulous tract and repair of the rupture sites. Copyright (C) 1999 The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)808-809
Number of pages2
JournalObstetrics and Gynecology
Issue number5 SUPPL. 1
StatePublished - Nov 1999
Externally publishedYes


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