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Cirugía y cirujanos

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DAVILA-RUIZ, Ediel O. et al. Covered intestinal endoprosthesis for the management of enteroatmospheric fistula, case report and review of the literature. Cir. cir. [online]. 2022, vol.90, n.1, pp.114-119.  Epub Feb 14, 2022. ISSN 2444-054X.

The management of fistulas is a challenge for surgeons, the enteroatmospheric fistulas are characterized by being superficial, high debit and surrounded by viscera or granulation tissue, with poor control of its excretion due to their anatomy. We describe an alternative approach to the management of enteroatmospheric fistulas, in a patient with a hostile abdomen and massive intestinal resection, selected for placement of a stent, as a rescue measure. Use of intestinal stent allowed fistula control and enteric feeding capacity, that substantially improves the quality of life,

Keywords : Enteroatmospheric fistula; Intestinal sten; Enterocutaneous fistulas; Intestinal endoprosthesis; Hostile abdomen.

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