“Enteroatmospheric” Fistula: The Feared Complication of the. “Open Abdomen”. William Schecter, MD, FACS. Professor of Clinical Surgery. University of. An enteroatmospheric fistula (EAF) is a known, morbid complication of open abdomen (OA) treatment. Patients with EAF often require repeated operations and. A small-bowel enteroatmospheric fistula (EAF) is an especially challenging complica- taneous fistulae, EAFs have neither overlying soft tissue nor a real fistula.
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Enteroatmospheric Fistula Associated with Open Abdomen
enteroatmospyeric Initially, sepsis has to be managed and any fluid, electrolyte, and metabolic disorders need to be corrected. Scand J Surg ; Introduction Other Sections Abstract I.
A year-old male patient was admitted to trauma surgery department after a motorcycle accident. J Trauma Acute Care Surg ; Coronal view abdominal CT scan showing complete infarction of the right kidney B and mesenteric bleeding C.
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Discussion Figure Reference Considerable difficulty was experienced managing EAF in the described patient, primarily due to a lack of experience. When treating patients with risk factors, efforts should be made to prevent EAF development and devise better techniques for diverting effluent.
Management of patients with an open abdomen and an enteroatmospheric fistula is very challenging. Enteral feeding should be attempted once the anatomy of the EAF is defined and reliable enteral access is obtained.
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After 1 day in hospital hospital day 1; HD1Continuous renal replacement therapy was implemented due to acute kidney injury. At this point, a muscle flap would be created over the fistula alone, as the wound would have already closed.
Their etiology is complex and ranges from persistent abdominal infection, anastomotic leakage, adhesions of the bowel to itself or fascia, and repeated bowel manipulation during return trips to the operating room or dressing changes.
The number of patients with EAF is expected to increase when the trauma centers are activated.
Collapsible enteroatmospheric fistula isolation device: Here the authors present the case of a year-old man who developed enteroatmospheric fistula after damage control laparotomy.
Small bowel fistulas and the open abdomen.
enteroatmosperic Petroleum impregnated gauze or clear Telfa sheet is then placed over the bowel and the entire wound is covered using a commercial VAC dressing.
Computed tomography revealed liver laceration, bleeding of mesentery, complete infarction of the right kidney, multiple rib fractures, and a pelvic bone fracture Anterior Posterior Compression type III Fig. At flstula time of my intervention, the entero-atmospheric fistula ETF was being managed by negative wound pressure therapy Fisfula with little success.
The new care management plan involved use of a wound pouching system, which enteroattmospheric the maintenance of moisture around the wound while allowing fistula output to drain.
December31 3. The occurrence of enteeoatmospheric enteric fistula in the middle of an open abdomen is called an enteroatmospheric fistula, which is the most challenging and feared complication for a surgeon to deal with.
All techniques described aim to completely divert fistula output to protect surrounding viscera and allow clean granulation of exposed bowel, thus causing the fistula to become chronic and controlled. Other Sections Abstract I. The silicone plug is then rolled and inserted into the fistula, the enteroahmospheric is hung on the bridge using a suspension suture and the rubber band.
All of these methods may result in good outcomes but all require appropriate experience. It is in fact not a true fistula because it neither has a fistula tract nor is covered by a well-vascularized tissue.
Comparison of outcomes between early fascial closure and delayed abdominal closure in patients with open abdomen: Lastly, we applied a large colostomy bag or frequent gauze dressing. On HD4, the abdomen was closed using the component separation technique Fig. The patient remained on total parenteral nutrition for 6 months and was then transferred to other hospital for definitive surgery. External fixation of the pelvis was immediately followed by abdominal surgery.
Management of enteroatmospheric fistulae.
It is one of the most devastating complications of “damage control” laparotomy DCL and results in significant morbidity and mortality. An interventional laparotomy was subsequently carried out.
However, the doctors soon decided on a muscle flap rotation and the family opted to go to South Africa. Control of enteric spillage, attempts to seal the fistula, and techniques of peritoneal access for excision of the involved loop are reviewed in this report.
Lateral incisions were made to close enteroatmowpheric at the midline incision B. Entsroatmospheric Kook Choi, M. Int Wound J ; Abstract Other Sections Abstract I. This was in late October.
Quality of life after abdominal wall reconstruction following open abdomen. Multiple perforations of small intestine and liver laceration were observed in operation.
Enteroatmospheric fistula: from soup to nuts.
Intensive care support of organs and systems is vital in order to manage the severely septic patient and the associated multiple organ failure syndrome. On HD26, a perforation was observed 3 cm below the ileostomy. References Other Sections Abstract I.