Uterocutaneous fistula as the primary presentation of a gynaecological malignancy.

Research paper by Liesel Elisabeth LE Hardy, Yee Y Leung

Indexed on: 10 Jun '18Published on: 10 Jun '18Published in: BMJ case reports


We report a case of high-grade gynaecological carcinoma presenting as a uterocutaneous fistula. A 59-year-old woman presented with a discharging abdominal wall wound. Imaging confirmed a large solid pelvic mass forming a sinus tract with the anterior abdominal wall. The tract tunnelled through a previous caesarean section scar. Biopsy indicated a high-grade gynaecological carcinoma, with features suggestive of endometrioid adenocarcinoma. The patient underwent two cycles of chemotherapy. Despite this, the mass increased in size and was complicated by abdominal wall wound breakdown. Chemotherapy was ceased. Surgical and palliative options are under consideration. © BMJ Publishing Group Ltd (unless otherwise stated in the text of the article) 2018. All rights reserved. No commercial use is permitted unless otherwise expressly granted.