The case described here is of a 73-year-old male patient who developed a colocutaneous fistula following necrotizing pancreatitis, diagnosed by imaging and treated endoscopically by the application of an endoclip. Pancreatic and gastrointestinal fistulas, common complications of surgery for necrotizing pancreatitis, frequently require surgical treatment. Colonic perforations are the most difficult to treat surgically on account of the risk of peritonitis. A technique, namely, endoscopic clips application, has recently been developed to close anastomotic leakages and perforations of the oesophagus, stomach and colon. In the patient described here, endoscopic repair was technically easy and the good result was confirmed within a few days. In order to repair colonic fistulas following pancreatitis, application of endoclips could, in our opinion, provide a useful therapeutic option, feasible in selected patients.

Endoscopic clipping of a colocutaneous fistula following necrotizing pancreatitis: case report

FAMILIARI, PIETRO;MACRI', Antonio;CONSOLO, Pierluigi;ANGIO', Luigi Giuseppe;FAMULARI, Ciro;FAMILIARI, Luigi
2003

Abstract

The case described here is of a 73-year-old male patient who developed a colocutaneous fistula following necrotizing pancreatitis, diagnosed by imaging and treated endoscopically by the application of an endoclip. Pancreatic and gastrointestinal fistulas, common complications of surgery for necrotizing pancreatitis, frequently require surgical treatment. Colonic perforations are the most difficult to treat surgically on account of the risk of peritonitis. A technique, namely, endoscopic clips application, has recently been developed to close anastomotic leakages and perforations of the oesophagus, stomach and colon. In the patient described here, endoscopic repair was technically easy and the good result was confirmed within a few days. In order to repair colonic fistulas following pancreatitis, application of endoclips could, in our opinion, provide a useful therapeutic option, feasible in selected patients.
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