Non-surgical management of a lymphatic fistula, after laparoscopic colorectal surgery, with total parenteral nutrition, octreotide, and somatostatin.

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OBJECTIVE We report the case of an external lymphatic fistula that appeared through an abdominal drainage after laparoscopic resection of the rectum and sigmoid colon for cancer, with lymphadenectomy. There was no chylous ascites because of controlled external drainage. METHODS The fistula was managed conservatively by interruption of oral feeding and… (More)

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@article{Giovannini2005NonsurgicalMO, title={Non-surgical management of a lymphatic fistula, after laparoscopic colorectal surgery, with total parenteral nutrition, octreotide, and somatostatin.}, author={Ivo Giovannini and Felice Giuliante and Carlo Chiarla and Francesco Ardito and Maria Vellone and Gennaro Nuzzo}, journal={Nutrition}, year={2005}, volume={21 10}, pages={1065-7} }