Abstract: Gastrocutaneous fistula after gastrostomy tube removal may persist for a prolonged period.
Key Words: gastrocutaneous fistula, endoscopically-placed metal clips
Persistent gastrocutaneous fistula (GCF) after gastrostomy tube removal is a well-recognized sequela of long-term use, with a reported incidence of 2 to 44%.
One month later, the patient presented with drainage of gastric contents from a gastrocutaneous fistula with associated local skin edema and erythema.
There has been only one previously reported case of closure of a nonhealing gastrocutaneous fistula using endoscopic clips.
Gastrocutaneous fistula in children after removal of gastrostomy tube: incidence and predictive factors.
Fibrin glue as adjuvant treatment for gastrocutaneous fistula after gastrostomy tube removal.
Endoscopic clipping of a nonhealing gastrocutaneous fistula following gastrostomy removal.
7,8) Surgical correction is reserved for gastrocutaneous fistulas intractable to other forms of therapy.