Erik P. Thyssen, MD; Leonard B. Weinstock, MD; Dennis M. Balfe, MD; Burton A. Shatz, MD
Benign gastrocolic fistula has been reported in patients taking anti-inflammatory drugs and has been traditionally managed with surgery. We describe two patients taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications who were found to have a benign gastrocolic fistula. Because of the relatively mild symptoms, a trial of medical therapy was initiated with documented successful closure of the fistula. These findings show that some patients with benign gastrocolic fistula can be managed medically.
Thyssen EP, Weinstock LB, Balfe DM, Shatz BA. Medical Treatment of Benign Gastrocolic Fistula. Ann Intern Med. ;118:433–435. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-118-6-199303150-00007
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1993;118(6):433-435.
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