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.
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Thyssen EP, Weinstock LB, Balfe DM, Shatz BA. Medical Treatment of Benign Gastrocolic Fistula. Ann Intern Med. 1993;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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