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VOLUME 13 , ISSUE 5 ( September-October, 2021 ) > List of Articles

CASE REPORT

Tubocutaneous Fistula: A Rare Entity

Anjum Ara, Kanika Kumari, Sushma Rani, Indu Chawla, Vaddi S Babu, Sunayana Misra

Keywords : Computed tomography sinogram, Genital tuberculosis, Tubocutaneous fistula

Citation Information : Ara A, Kumari K, Rani S, Chawla I, Babu VS, Misra S. Tubocutaneous Fistula: A Rare Entity. J South Asian Feder Obs Gynae 2021; 13 (5):334-336.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10006-1964

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 22-12-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


Abstract

Fistula between fallopian tube and skin, i.e., tubocutaneous, is extremely a rare entity. Very few cases were reported in the literature. We report a case of a 38-year-old woman who presented with chronic discharging left inguinal wound secondary to genital tuberculosis (TB) for which she had taken 6 months antitubercular treatment (ATT). It was diagnosed as tubocutaneous fistula on computed tomography (CT) sinogram. Complete surgical resection in the form of salpingectomy or salpingo-oophorectomy with complete fistula excision and supplementing it with long-term ATT is the treatment of choice in such patients.


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