Efficacy of administration of coagulation factor XIII with definitive surgery for multiple intractable enterocutaneous fistulae in a patient with decreased factor XIII activity.

@article{Saigusa2011EfficacyOA,
  title={Efficacy of administration of coagulation factor XIII with definitive surgery for multiple intractable enterocutaneous fistulae in a patient with decreased factor XIII activity.},
  author={Susumu Saigusa and Takeshi Yamamura and Koji Tanaka and Masaki Ohi and Aya Kawamoto and Minako Kobayashi and Yasuhiro Inoue and Masato Kusunoki},
  journal={BMJ case reports},
  year={2011},
  volume={2011}
}
Enterocutaneous fistulae (ECF) are challenging problem commonly encountered by surgeons and cause significant complications. They not only prolong hospital stay, but also restrict a patient's activities of daily living. The authors report a case of successful treatment of multiple intractable ECF in a patient with decreased coagulation factor XIII (FXIII) activity using intravenous FXIII treatment. A 74-year-old man with multiple ECF was referred. Although no factors involved in impaired wound… CONTINUE READING