The relevance of gastrointestinal fistulae in clinical practice: a review.

@article{Falconi2001TheRO,
  title={The relevance of gastrointestinal fistulae in clinical practice: a review.},
  author={Massimo Falconi and Paolo Pederzoli},
  journal={Gut},
  year={2001},
  volume={49 Suppl 4},
  pages={iv2-10}
}
Gastrointestinal fistulae most frequently occur as complications after abdominal surgery (75-85%) although they can also occur spontaneously--for example, in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) such as diverticulitis or following radiation therapy. Abdominal trauma can also lead to fistula formation although this is rare. Postoperative… CONTINUE READING