Journal of Medical Ultrasound

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 160--162

Sonographic diagnosis of a colovesical fistula due to sigmoid colon cancer


Dal Mo Yang1, Hyun Cheol Kim1, Sang Won Kim1, Sung Jig Lim2, Ji Su Kim1 
1 Department of Radiology, Kyung Hee University Hospital, Gangdong, Seoul, South Korea
2 Department of Pathology, Kyung Hee University Hospital, Gangdong, Seoul, South Korea

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Dal Mo Yang
Department of Radiology, Kyung Hee University Hospital, 149 Sangil-Dong, Gangdong, Seoul
South Korea

Based on sonographic findings, colovesical fistula was diagnosed in a 71-year-old man with sigmoid colon cancer. Gray-scale sonography revealed an irregular thickening of the sigmoid colon wall abutting the urinary bladder which also showed thickening in the region of contact. Color Doppler sonography showed a twinkling artifact within the thickened bladder wall. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography scan showed luminal communication between the sigmoid colon and the bladder in the region of thickening.


How to cite this article:
Yang DM, Kim HC, Kim SW, Lim SJ, Kim JS. Sonographic diagnosis of a colovesical fistula due to sigmoid colon cancer.J Med Ultrasound 2018;26:160-162


How to cite this URL:
Yang DM, Kim HC, Kim SW, Lim SJ, Kim JS. Sonographic diagnosis of a colovesical fistula due to sigmoid colon cancer. J Med Ultrasound [serial online] 2018 [cited 2022 Aug 18 ];26:160-162
Available from: http://www.jmuonline.org/article.asp?issn=0929-6441;year=2018;volume=26;issue=3;spage=160;epage=162;aulast=Yang;type=0