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Int Wound J. 2014 Apr;11(2):228-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1742-481X.2012.01048.x. Epub 2012 Aug 29.

Negative pressure therapy as palliative treatment for a colonic fistula.

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Colorectal Unit, Carlos Haya University Hospital, Malaga, SpainDigestive and Transplantation Surgery, Carlos Haya University Hospital, Malaga, SpainCarlos Haya University Hospital, Malaga, SpainHead of Colorectal Unit, European Board on Colorectal Surgery, Carlos Haya University Hospital, Malaga, SpainDirector of General, Digestive and Transplantation Surgery, European Board on Transplant Surgery, Carlos Haya University Hospital, Malaga, Spain.


Colonic fistulas in an open wound are always a challenge for colorectal surgeons, and this report provides a technique for the appropriate management of these cases. We communicate the use of a negative pressure dressing therapy as part of the palliative care for a patient following the development of an enterocutaneous fistula. The use of this therapy allowed us to keep the patient clean and comfortable during the last few days of his life.


Enterocuataneous fistula; Negative pressure therapy; Palliative care

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