enterocutaneous


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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.
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Initial treatment for an enterocutaneous fistula (ECF) includes nutritional support, correction of electrolyte imbalance, recognition and treatment of sepsis, abscess drainage, localization and delineation of the fistula anatomy, control of effluent drainage, and skin care, along with the determination of optimal surgical timing.
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Even though enterocutaneous fistula formation developing in strangulated cases is a rare complication, it might occur in delayed and neglected cases (4).
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Alternatively in cases where the presentation is more indolent and controlled standard enterocutaneous fistula management with nutritional support and adequate drainage and wound care is also appropriate.
Surgeons from the US, Europe, Israel, and Japan address communication and safety, ethical and legal implications, general principles, anesthesia, and surgeries for specific conditions and contexts, such as abdominal wall infection, abdominal compartment syndrome, hemorrhage, trauma, vascular surgery, intestinal anastomotic leak and enterocutaneous fistula, hernia, bariatric surgery, pancreatic surgery, liver surgery, biliary tract surgery, organ transplants, chronic inflammatory bowel disease, recurrent small bowel obstruction, complications of radiation injury and chemotherapy, and geriatric patients.
12] According to some data [9,13] suture failure, commonly lead to wound dehiscence and anastomotic leakage, leads to intra-abdominal abscesses or enterocutaneous fistula.
He is now having enterocutaneous fistula for which he is being treated conservatively.
Cytologic diagnosis of Enterobius vermicularis eggs in an enterocutaneous fistula.
In another study involving 136 patients, 19 Vrijland et al concluded that enterocutaneous fistula appears to be very rare after prolene mesh repair regardless of intraperitoneal placement, omental coverage or closing the peritoneum.
3) Fibrin sealant alone has been used successfully on enterocutaneous and enteroenteral fistulae.