DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2349-2902.isj20220664
Published: 2022-02-28

A rare presentation of enterocutaneous fistula

Devi Thirunavukkarasu, Sriram Khanna, Shanthi Ponnandai Swaminathan, R. Kannan

Abstract


Enterocutaneous fistula is an abnormal communication between two epithelialized surfaces, one of which is a hollow viscous organ. It most commonly occurs as a surgical complication. Other causes are trauma, malignancy, inflammatory bowel disease, ischemia. The great majority of enterocutaneous fistula are iatrogenic (75-85%) and rest (15-25%) occur spontaneously. Enterocutaneous fistula is the one of the most challenging conditions managed by General surgeon. The mortality rates vary in different series for patients, with enterocutaneous fistula and remains 5% to 15%.Here we report a rare presentation of enterocutaneous fistula.


Keywords


Enterocutaneous fistula, Previous surgery, Abscess drainage, Nutritional support, Definitive surgery

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