gastrocolic fistula

gas·tro·co·lic fis·tu·la

a fistulous passage connecting the stomach and the colon.
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Shaik AS, Singh B, Haffejee AA: Gastrocolic fistula as a complication of benign gastric ulcer.
Soybel DI, Kestenberg A, Brunt EM, Becker JM: Gastrocolic fistula as a complication of benign gastric ulcer: report of four cases and update of the literature.
Less common complications include tumor implantation, (11,12) gastric perforation, gastric bleeding, and gastrocolic fistula.
A barium enema should be done when a gastrocolic fistula is suspected, as this has a higher sensitivity than upper gastrointestinal radiography (7).
Gastrocolic fistula, usually from the transverse colon to the greater curvature of the stomach, is the most common fistula encountered, and 30% of patients with this fistula have the classic triad of diarrhea, feculent vomiting, and weight loss (4, 35).