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Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume 22, Issue 1, Pages 69-70
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2008/516416
Brief Communication

A Case of Successful Ablation of a Gastrophrenic Fistula with n-Butyl-2-Cyanoacrylate

Ashish Mahajan, G Rao, Gordon Lees, and Richard Owen

Departments of Radiology, Diagnostic Imaging and Surgery, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Received 24 August 2006; Accepted 5 September 2006

Copyright © 2008 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

A 79-year-old woman with a fistula between a subphrenic abscess and the fundus of the stomach was successfully treated with n-Butyl-2-Cyanoacrylate. Conservative management had failed. Clinical presentation, treatment progress and imaging findings by computed tomography scan, ultrasound, gastroscopy and fluoroscopy are presented, along with a brief review of the relevant literature.