enterocutaneous


Also found in: Dictionary.

enterocutaneous

 [en″ter-o-ku-ta´ne-us]
pertaining to or communicating with the intestine and the skin, or surface of the body.
enterocutaneous fistula one in which there is communication between the intestinal tract and the skin. Some fistulas are created surgically, with gastrostomy, esophagostomy, or colostomy. Others may result from surgical trauma, breakdown of an intestinal anastomosis, or erosions around a surgical drain or tube. Fistulas frequently occur at a suture line, may be complete or incomplete, and are most likely to develop in malnourished patients and in those with impaired blood supply to intestine, an obstruction distal to an anastomosis, carcinoma of the intestine, or an infected wound.
Patient Care. Care of the site of a fistula is similar to that of a surgically created stoma. Collection of the drainage can be accomplished by using a collection device designed for an ostomy patient. Care must be taken that the drainage is collected before it comes into contact with the skin. A skin barrier such as Stomahesive is used to prevent excoriation.

Patient care also must include monitoring of the patient for signs of fluid and electrolyte imbalance. The amount of drainage and its characteristics should be noted and reported.

enterocutaneous

/en·tero·cu·ta·ne·ous/ (-ku-ta´ne-us) pertaining to or communicating with the intestine and the skin, or surface of the body.

enterocutaneous

(ĕn″tĕr-ō-kū-tā′nē-ŭs)
Pert. to communication between the skin and intestine.

enterocutaneous

pertaining to or communicating with the intestine and the skin, or surface of the body.
References in periodicals archive ?
8) Anastomotic leaks may resolve with conservative management; however, they may occasionally progress to abscess formation or to the more rare complication of enterocutaneous fistula (Figure 6).
REMICADE is also indicated for reducing the number of draining enterocutaneous and rectovaginal fistulas and maintaining fistula closure in patients with fistulizing CD.
Multiple spontaneous enterocutaneous fistulae in malakoplakia.
Mark Chariker, she designed a clinical study in which they stated that "their closed suction wound drainage system revolutionized the management of enterocutaneous fistulae complicating ventral abdominal wounds.
There were 6 (1%) cabozantinib-related grade 5 events, all of which were reported after the Lead-In phase of the trial: respiratory compromise (breast cancer), hemorrhage (NSCLC), enterocutaneous perforation (ovarian cancer), intestinal perforation (ovarian cancer), gastrointestinal hemorrhage (pancreatic cancer), and death (CRPC).
2,3) We recently experienced the case of delayed detected sigmoid colon perforation and enterocutaneous fistula due to TVT tape operation after 7 years.
Fistulas (anal, enterovesical, enterocutaneous, colovaginal, intestinal sites) were reported in 1.
During a routine wound review the following day, however, the presence of enteric material in the wound was noticed and it soon became apparent that an enterocutaneous fistula had developed (Figure 1), which immediately prompted a CT scan of the area; this revealed a round lesion medial to the right femoral vessels that was highly suspicious of a femoral hernia (Figure 2).
For the 17 patients with a pre-existing cardiac history with elevations of troponin I, admitting diagnoses included necrotising fasciitis (two patients), acute cholecystitis (two patients), perforated sigmoid diverticulitis (two patients) and one each with the following diagnoses: pancreatic cancer, colon cancer, gangrenous small bowel obstruction due to adhesions, non-gangrenous small bowel obstruction due to adhesions, right foot gangrene, peripheral vascular disease, enterocutaneous fistula, small bowel volvulus, perforated duodenal ulcer, pelvic fracture and right hip fracture.
Enterocutaneous fistulization due to Actinomyces odontolyticus.
Other postoperative complications include anastomotic leak, enterocutaneous fistula, intraabdominal abscess, and stomal ulceration (33).
Two cabozantinib-related grade 5 AEs, one enterocutaneous fistula and one intestinal perforation, were reported after the Lead-In phase.