A colovesical fistula with a persistent descending mesocolon
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Situs inversus viscerum, a congenital condition in which the visceral organs are a mirror image of their normal physiological positions, could be total or partial. Persistent descending mesocolon (PDM) is a congenital anomaly that is asymptomatic because of its short length. PDM causing intestinal obstruction is a known clinical complication.A 74-year-old woman presented with pneumaturia and enteruria for two months, and recurrent cystitis for a month. An enhanced computed tomography (CT) showed air in the bladder along with sigmoid colonic diverticula adherent to it, suspecting a fistula. The CT also showed partial situs inversus with the common hepatic artery and left colic artery arising abnormally from the superior mesenteric artery (SMA). Minimally invasive endoscopic closure using the over-the-scope clipping system was difficult because of thickening and scar tissue due to chronic inflammation from diverticulitis. Thus, a sigmoidectomy was performed to close the fistula...

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