May 1977

Benign Gastrocolic Fistula Healing With Conservative Management

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine, Umtata Hospital, Transkei, South Africa (Dr Strang), the Department of Surgery, Bristol (England) Royal Infirmary (Dr Bradbrook), the Department of Radiology, Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital, Coventry, England (Dr Privett), and Southmead Hospital, Bristol, England (Drs Espiner and Mather).

Arch Surg. 1977;112(5):651-654. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1977.01370050111020

• We report a case of gastrocolic fistula resulting from a benign gastric ulcer, diagnosed by barium meal and endoscopy. The fistula healed with conservative management and treatment with carbenoxolone sodium. To our knowledge this is the first reported case of successful conservative treatment of a benign gastrocolic fistula using carbenoxolone.

(Arch Surg 112:651-654, 1977)