Renal Transplant Recipient with Ureterocolic Fistula: A Complication Involving Native Kidney

A rare medical case has been reported involving a renal transplant recipient. The patient, identified as a 58-year-old man, developed a ureterocolic fistula between his native kidney and the sigmoid colon. This condition, known as an abnormal connection, caused urine to flow into the large intestine, leading to severe symptoms.

The report highlighted the complexity of the case, as such fistulas typically occur in the setting of diverticulitis or cancer. However, in this instance, the patient had no prior history of such conditions. The diagnosis was made through various imaging techniques and confirmed through surgery.

The significance of this case lies in the fact that it emphasizes the need for careful monitoring and prompt intervention in renal transplant recipients. Although rare, complications like ureterocolic fistulas can arise and cause significant discomfort and potential damage. The report concludes by stating the importance of recognizing and managing such complications to ensure the long-term success of renal transplants.

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