Abdominal wall reconstruction in patients with an open abdomen and enterocutaneous fistulas: A nine-step treatment strategy

Rifat - Latifi, Ruben Peralta, Hassan Al Thani

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Abstract

Enterocutaneous fistulas (ECFs) are serious postoperative complications; less commonly, they result from an inflammatory or oncologic process. No matter what the cause, the consequences can be devastating. The surgeon should have a clear strategy for how to manage ECFs. Particularly when they are associated with an open abdomen or with a large abdominal wall defect requiring complex abdominal wall reconstruction, ECFs lead to a high rate of complications, of failure of the operative intervention, and of mortality. The management of ECFs (whether alone or combined with an abdominal wall defect or an open abdomen) requires a multidisciplinary approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSurgery of Complex Abdominal Wall Defects
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages133-146
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781461463542
ISBN (Print)9781461463535
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

Keywords

  • AllodermTM
  • Biologic mesh
  • Complex abdominal wall defects
  • Enteroatmospheric fistulas
  • Enterocutaneous fistulas
  • Hostile abdomen
  • Interposition or bridge placement
  • Large ventral hernia
  • Nutrition support
  • Onlay mesh placement
  • Reoperative surgery
  • StratticeTM
  • Surgical strategy
  • Total parenteral nutrition (TPN)
  • Underlay mesh placement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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