Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology / 2009 / Article

Brief Communication | Open Access

Volume 23 |Article ID 973206 | 3 pages | https://doi.org/10.1155/2009/973206

Closure of a Nonhealing Gastrocutaneous Fistula Using Argon Plasma Coagulation and Endoscopic Hemoclips

Received09 Jun 2008
Accepted20 Jun 2008

Abstract

A case in which a gastrocutaneous fistula developed after percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube placement is presented. The fistula was first managed conservatively, then was closed by argon plasma coagulation and hemoclip placement. The patient was observed and was discharged once the gastrocutaneous fistula closed.

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