The Use of Muscle Flaps for the Management of Recalcitrant Gastrointestinal Fistulas

Divisions of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Cosmetic Surgery, the University of Illinois, Chicago, IL 60612, USA.
Clinics in Plastic Surgery (Impact Factor: 0.91). 05/2006; 33(2):295-302. DOI: 10.1016/j.cps.2005.12.001
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Enterocutaneous fistulas can result from various conditions. Although some heal spontaneously, others persist or recur. This article describes how using muscle flaps may aid in managing recalcitrant gastrointestinal fistulas. Specific cases are cited.

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