Conservative treatment of gastrointestinal fistulas.

Abstract

Conservative measures were instituted as the primary treatment of 39 consecutive patients with high output fistulas of the gastrointestinal tract and related organs. Nutritional status was maintained by an intravenous feeding regimen, using peripheral vein infusion sites and supplying 60% of the calorie intake by a fat emulsion. This regimen had no serious… (More)

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