Treatment of pancreatic cutaneous fistulas with a somatostatin analog.

  title={Treatment of pancreatic cutaneous fistulas with a somatostatin analog.},
  author={Richard A. Prinz and Jack Pickleman and John Parker Hoffman},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  volume={155 1},
Five pancreatic cutaneous fistulas were treated by subcutaneous administration of a long-acting synthetic analog of somatostatin, SMS 201-995. Patients included four men and one woman who ranged in age from 52 to 77 years. The fistulas developed after drainage of a pancreatic abscess, biopsy of a pancreatic mass, splenectomies for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura and Felty's syndrome, and operative trauma, respectively. Fistula output consisted of 1,000 ml/day of amylase- and lipase-rich… CONTINUE READING


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