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dc.contributor.authorBarrett, K
dc.contributor.authorHii, MW
dc.contributor.authorCade, RJ
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-21T02:15:19Z
dc.date.available2020-12-21T02:15:19Z
dc.date.issued2011-07-14
dc.identifierpii: 1752-1947-5-313
dc.identifier.citationBarrett, K., Hii, M. W. & Cade, R. J. (2011). Benign gastro-colic fistula in a woman presenting with weight loss and intermittent vomiting: a case report.. J Med Case Rep, 5 (1), pp.313-. https://doi.org/10.1186/1752-1947-5-313.
dc.identifier.issn1752-1947
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/256847
dc.description.abstractINTRODUCTION: Benign gastro-colic fistula is a rare occurrence in modern surgery due to the progress in medical management of gastric ulcer disease. Here we report the first case of benign gastro-colic fistula occurring whilst on proton-pump inhibitor therapy. This is a case study of benign gastro-colic fistula and review of the available literature in regards to etiology, diagnosis, management and prognosis. CASE PRESENTATION: An 84-year-old woman of Caucasian background presented with 12 months of worsening abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and weight loss on a background of known gastric ulcer disease. CONCLUSION: The leading cause of gastro-colic fistulae has changed from benign to malignant due to improved medical management of gastric ulcer disease. The rarity and non-specific symptoms of gastro-colic fistula make the diagnosis difficult and it is best made by barium enema; however, computed tomography has not been formally evaluated. Surgical management with en bloc resection of the fistula tract is the preferred treatment. Benign gastro-colic fistulae are becoming exceedingly rare in the context of modern medical management of gastric ulcer disease. Surgical management is the gold standard for both benign and malignant disease.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLC
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
dc.titleBenign gastro-colic fistula in a woman presenting with weight loss and intermittent vomiting: a case report.
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/1752-1947-5-313
melbourne.affiliation.departmentSurgery (St Vincent's)
melbourne.source.titleJournal of Medical Case Reports
melbourne.source.volume5
melbourne.source.issue1
melbourne.source.pages313-
dc.rights.licenseCC BY
melbourne.elementsid1234105
melbourne.openaccess.pmchttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3155123
melbourne.contributor.authorHii, Michael
dc.identifier.eissn1752-1947
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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