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Enterocutaneous fistula closure and FRIEND mnemonic

Enterocutaneous fistula closure and FRIEND mnemonic

– Factors associated with poor spontaneous enterocutaneous fistula closure rate:
– ‘FRIEND’
– Foreign body within the fistula tract
– Radiation enteritis
– Infection/Inflammation at the fistula origin
– Epithelialization of the fistula tract
– Neoplasm at the fistula origin
– Distal obstruction of the intestine
– Additional contributors includes malnutrition, steroids, fistula tract <2cm.

 

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