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Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2015, Article ID 104360, 2 pages
Case Report

Tubocutaneous Fistula

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, King’s Mill Hospital, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire NG17 4JL, UK

Received 11 October 2014; Revised 8 January 2015; Accepted 22 January 2015

Academic Editor: Thomas Herzog

Copyright © 2015 Krishnaveni Nayini and Clive Gie. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Introduction. Tubocutaneous fistula is a very rare condition; most cases described in the literature are secondary to endometriosis, tuberculosis, and complications of child birth and gynecological operations. Case Presentation. We report a case of 40-year-old woman who presented with tubocutaneous fistula secondary to pelvic inflammatory disease which was diagnosed in the setting of persistent discharging wound in the right groin. Conclusion. Tubocutaneous fistula is a rare condition. Salpingectomy and resection of fistulous tract is the treatment of choice as is treating the underlying cause. Early diagnosis and treatment of these patients are essential for avoiding long term complications.