High-output external fistulae of the small bowel: management with continuous enteral nutrition.

@article{Levy1989HighoutputEF,
  title={High-output external fistulae of the small bowel: management with continuous enteral nutrition.},
  author={Eric N. Levy and Pascal Frileux and Paul Henri Cugnenc and Jiry Honiger and Jean Marie Ollivier and Rolland Parc},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={1989},
  volume={76 7},
  pages={
          676-9
        }
}
Three hundred and thirty-five patients with high-output enterocutaneous fistulae arising from the small intestine are reported. Median fistula output was 1350 ml/24 h. Eighty-two per cent of patients were referred from other institutions. The fistula opening was associated with evisceration in 165 cases (49 per cent). One or more severity factors were present in 75.5 per cent of the patients. Patients were divided into three groups according to their initial therapy: 21 patients (6 per cent… CONTINUE READING
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