gastrointestinal fistula

gas·tro·in·tes·ti·nal fis·tu·la

a fistulous passage connecting the stomach with the intestine.
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There were no serious complications, such as gastrointestinal fistula or intra-abdominal abscess.
ISLAMABAD -- A gastrointestinal fistula occurs when an abnormal connection forms between part of the gastrointestinal tract and the skin or another organ, resulting in stomach acid leaking out.
People who have either an existing gastrointestinal fistula or who are at high risk of bowel perforation should avoid the therapy, the agency warned.
A TAE with "two points" was performed with the simultaneous stop of the intraperitoneal hemorrhage and gastrointestinal hemorrhage Fig.1 and then, gastrointestinal fistula was considered which was confirmed by methylene blue test.
Infants, however, may present with respiratory distress resulting from associated diaphragmatic herniation or recurrent aspiration secondary to a gastrointestinal fistula. (2,6) Patients with ILS typically present in childhood, but approximately 50% present past the age of 20.
Gu et al., "Drainage of intra-abdominal abscesses with gastrointestinal fistula in Crohn's disease using a sump drain via trocar puncture: a modified strategy," Techniques in Coloproctology, vol.
Among those, gastrointestinal fistula is the most serious and challenging for both surgeon and nurse.
Klink et al., "Treatment algorithm for postoperative upper gastrointestinal fistulas and leaks using combined vicryl plug and fibrin glue," Endoscopy, vol.
Gastrointestinal fistulas associated with large abdominal wall defects: experience with 43 patients.
Artificial nutritional support in patients with gastrointestinal fistulas. World J Surg 1999; 23: 570-576.
Gastrointestinal fistulas may occur either postoperatively or spontaneously.
Wexner, "Laparoscopic surgery for lower gastrointestinal fistulas," Surgical Endoscopy, vol.

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