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December 2002

Succus Entericus Reinfusion to Treat Postoperative Small-Bowel Fistula

Arch Surg. 2002;137(12):1446. doi:

I read the article by Calicis et al1 with great interest. They are to be congratulated on their excellent results in treating patients with postoperative peritonitis secondary to proximal small-bowel injury. Although the concept of reinfusing enteral fluid to replace electrolytes and provide a route for nutrition has not found wide acceptance, it has important applications beyond tertiary institutes in London, England, Paris, France, and New York, NY.

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