Gut fistulation

A gastrointestinal fistula is an abnormal connection between the gut and another epithelial / endothealial - lined surface, such as another organ system, the skin surface, or elsewhere along the gastrointestinal tract. Some authors exclude fistulas involving the large bowel and oesophagus when classifying or describing gastrointestinal fistulas.

Pathology

Gastro-intestinal fistulas can be congenital or acquired in nature. They are generally named according to their participating anatomic components, and virtually every imaginable combination has been reported. Examples include

Causes

Their causes can be as diverse as their types and include 2

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Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Gastrointestinal fistulation
  • Gastrointestinal fistulas
  • Gastrointestinal fistula
  • GI fistula
  • Digestive tract fistula
  • Intestinal fistulas
  • Intestinal fistula
  • Intestinal fistulation
  • Gastro-intestinal fistula
  • Bowel fistula
  • Bowel fistulas
  • Bowel fistulation
  • Gut fistula

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Cases and figures

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    Case 1: colo-duodenal fistula - from malignancy
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    Case 2: entero-vesical fistula
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    Case 3: colo-vesical fistula
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    Case 4: recto-vesical fistula
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    Case 5: entero-colic fistula
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    Case 6: cholecystoduodenal fistula
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    Ileoileal fistula (Crohn disease)
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