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Enteroatmospheric Fistula Associated with Open Abdomen
Jihun Gwak, Min A Lee, Dae Sung Ma, Kang Kook Choi
Journal of Trauma and Injury 2016;29(4):195-200
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20408/jti.2016.29.4.195
Published online: December 31, 2016
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Department of Trauma Surgery, Gachon University Gil Medical Center, Incheon, Korea. choikangkook@gilhospital.com
Received: 2 December 2016   • Revised: 2 December 2016   • Accepted: 2 March 2017

Enteroatmospheric fistula (EAF) is one of the most devastating complications in patients with an open abdomen and has associated morbidity and mortality rates. No gold standard therapy has been established for the treatment of EAF, and thus, treatment decision making is dependent on the experience of medical staff. Nevertheless, treatment involves the following; 1) sepsis must be managed, 2) sufficient nutritional support must be provided, and 3) effluent must be isolated from skin and open viscera. Here the authors present the case of a 29-year-old man who developed enteroatmospheric fistula after damage control laparotomy.

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