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Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume 23 (2009), Issue 3, Pages 217-219
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2009/973206
Brief Communication

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

H Hameed, S Kalim, and YI Khan

Department of Medicine, Shaukat khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Lahore, Pakistan

Received 9 June 2008; Accepted 20 June 2008

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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.