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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 37  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 107-109

Combination of hypertonic saline and fibrin glue: Another selection to treat chronic enterocutaneous fistula


1 Department of Pediatrics, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
2 Divisions of Trauma; General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC

Correspondence Address:
Sheng-Der Hsu
Division of Trauma, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC. General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC. Tel: +886-2-87927191; Fax: +886-2-87927372
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DOI: 10.4103/jmedsci.jmedsci_126_16

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Gastrointestinal tract fistula is a frequent complication of surgery or disease. In general, cases involving failure to manage fistulae after 5–6 weeks of nonoperative treatment possibly require surgery. Here, we report a case involving a chronic enterocutaneous fistula (ECF) for 24 months that was treated using hypertonic saline injection within the duodenal mucosa and use of fibrin glue as an adhesive to ensure rapid closure. This technique is a simple and effective method for treating an ECF. The procedure is easy to perform, carries minimal surgical risk, and features the advantages of reduced hospitalization or home nursing care and expenses compared with traditional therapy.


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