Interventional radiologic management and treatment of enterocutaneous fistulae

Feraz N. Rahman, Joseph Stavas

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Abstract

Enterocutaneous fistulae (ECFs) are abnormal sinus tract communications between the alimentary system and skin surface that can cause significant management problems and cost to the health care system. Interventional radiology can play an important role in diagnosis and treatment when conventional measures fail and additional surgery is difficult or poses a high risk. The management of patients with fistulae requires operator ingenuity and dedication, a multidisciplinary team approach, and an understanding of the pathophysiology. This article reviews the major issues in ECF management and the role of interventional radiology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-19
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Intestinal Fistula
Interventional Radiology
Digestive System
Anniversaries and Special Events
Fistula
Communication
Delivery of Health Care
Costs and Cost Analysis
Skin
Therapeutics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Medicine(all)

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Interventional radiologic management and treatment of enterocutaneous fistulae. / Rahman, Feraz N.; Stavas, Joseph.

In: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Vol. 26, No. 1, 01.01.2015, p. 7-19.

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