Osteomyelitis secondary to an osteoenteric fistula

Steven P. Petrou, Cristiano M. Gomes, Mary I. O'Connor

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Osteomyelitis involving the symphysis pubis is a rare complication of pelvic surgery, and differentiation with osteitis pubis may be difficult. Herein we present a case of a patient in whom a disabling pubic pain developed 4 months after a radical cystectomy for bladder cancer. His pain was unresponsive to medical and antibiotic therapy and subsequently proved to be caused by pubic osteomyelitis secondary to a small-bowel fistula precipitated by cancer recurrence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)143-145
Number of pages3
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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