Colovesical fistula (CVF) is an abnormal connection between the colon and the urinary bladder. Faecaluria, reported in 40–70% of cases, is virtually pathognomonic for CVF. During the 5th day of recovery in an 84 years old subject, the passage of cloudy, malodorous urine with visible debris was observed. According to the pathognomonic character of faecaluria, the sample was signed to the laboratory for biochemical and microbiological investigation, able to define the type and origin of materials. Following clinical requirements, both biochemical pathways and instrumental procedures able to confirm or exclude the presence of faecal components in urine were considered. No biochemical compound or component addressing faecal compounds in urine results available between laboratory tests. The brown powder component of the pellet was identified as Keratin, with 90% overlapping with the reference spectrum of the compound. FT-IR analysis on urine pellet can be proposed as a simple, non-invasive, and fast method to improve the diagnostic course of CVF.

A case report: Use of FT-IR analysis to improve Colovesical fistula diagnosis / Rapi S.; Bonari A.; Dugheri S.; Cappelli G.; Trevisani L.; Milletti E.; Mucci N.; Arcangeli G.; Morettini A.; Fanelli A.. - In: PRACTICAL LABORATORY MEDICIN. - ISSN 2352-5517. - ELETTRONICO. - 27:(2021), pp. e00255.0-e00255.0. [10.1016/j.plabm.2021.e00255]

A case report: Use of FT-IR analysis to improve Colovesical fistula diagnosis

Rapi S.;Bonari A.;Dugheri S.;Cappelli G.;Trevisani L.;Mucci N.;Arcangeli G.;
2021

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Colovesical fistula (CVF) is an abnormal connection between the colon and the urinary bladder. Faecaluria, reported in 40–70% of cases, is virtually pathognomonic for CVF. During the 5th day of recovery in an 84 years old subject, the passage of cloudy, malodorous urine with visible debris was observed. According to the pathognomonic character of faecaluria, the sample was signed to the laboratory for biochemical and microbiological investigation, able to define the type and origin of materials. Following clinical requirements, both biochemical pathways and instrumental procedures able to confirm or exclude the presence of faecal components in urine were considered. No biochemical compound or component addressing faecal compounds in urine results available between laboratory tests. The brown powder component of the pellet was identified as Keratin, with 90% overlapping with the reference spectrum of the compound. FT-IR analysis on urine pellet can be proposed as a simple, non-invasive, and fast method to improve the diagnostic course of CVF.
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