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The term renocutaneous pertains to the kidneys and the skin. It is a descriptive word to relate to these two organs. It is often used to describe a fistula, particularly renocutaneous fistula. A fistula is a permanent abnormal connection between two epithelialized organs. In the case of renocutaneous fistula, it is a fistula between the kidney and the exterior of the body. This abnormal passageway between the kidney and the skin is a rare complication of renal surgery, trauma, tumors, or chronic urinary tract infection with abscess. Variant: reno-cutaneous. Synonym: nephrocutaneous.

See also


  1. Alazab, R., Ghawanmeh, H. M., Abushamma, F., Ababneh, O., & Al-Karasneh, A. I. (2017). Spontaneous Nephrocutaneous Fistula: Rare Complication of Xanthogranulomatous Pyelonephritis. Urology Case Reports, 11, 44–46. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eucr.2016.10.019

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