External biliary-pancreatic fistulas.

  title={External biliary-pancreatic fistulas.},
  author={Michael Zer and Moshe Dintsman},
  journal={International surgery},
  volume={62 3},
Twenty-seven patients treated for pancreatic and/or biliary-cutaneous fistulas have been reviewed. Four patients died mainly because of cardiopulmonary and septic complications. Spontaneous sealing of the fistula occurred in 81% of the conservatively treated cases (48% of all cases). All the LO fistulas but only 68% of the HO fistulas treated conservatively sealed spontaneously. Eleven patients were treated surgically. There were three deaths and three failures (reappearance of fistula). All… CONTINUE READING