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Evaluation and Management of Enterocutaneous Fistula

Bhama, Anuradha R. M.D.

Diseases of the Colon & Rectum: August 2019 - Volume 62 - Issue 8 - p 906–910
doi: 10.1097/DCR.0000000000001424
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Case Summary: A 36-year-old woman presents with an abscess at her midline wound 4 weeks following an ileocecectomy for Crohn’s disease. After the abscess is incised, there is purulent drainage followed by the drainage of enteric contents; the output is 750 mL per 24 hours.

Rush University Medical Center, Department of Surgery, Division of Colorectal Surgery, Chicago, Illinois

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Correspondence: Anuradha R. Bhama, MD, Department of Surgery Division of Colorectal Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL. E-mail:

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