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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2013, Article ID 925041, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/925041
Case Report

Spontaneous Colo-Umbilical Fistula Complicating Diverticulitis of the Sigmoid Colon

1Second Department of Surgery, Democritus University of Thrace, Medical School, 68 100 Alexandroupolis, Greece
2Endoscopy Unit, Democritus University of Thrace, Medical School, 68 100 Alexandroupolis, Greece
3Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging, Democritus University of Thrace, Medical School, 68 100 Alexandroupolis, Greece

Received 14 March 2013; Accepted 26 May 2013

Academic Editors: I. Harirchi, A. Iannelli, and M. Rangarajan

Copyright © 2013 Helen Bolanaki et al. 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.

Abstract

Colocutaneous fistula caused by diverticulitis is relatively uncommon with colo-umbilical fistulas being even rarer. We herein report a rare case of a spontaneous colo-umbilical fistula due to diverticulitis of the sigmoid colon. The fistula developed from a diverticulum of the sigmoid colon that discharged through the umbilicus after two episodes of acute diverticulitis. The condition was successfully treated by resectional surgery.