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Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Volume 2016, Article ID 6379425, 3 pages
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Gastrocolic Fistula: A Shortcut through the Gut

1Division of Gastroenterology, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada T2N 4Z6
2Division of Gastroenterology, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada L8S 4K1
3Division of Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada L8N 4A6

Received 19 June 2015; Accepted 26 June 2015

Copyright © 2016 Nauzer Forbes et al. 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.


Gastrocolic fistulas are observed in association with several conditions. Traditionally, peptic ulcer disease was commonly implicated in the formation of gastrocolic fistulas; however, this is now a rare etiology. Here, we present a case of gastrocolic fistula secondary to peptic ulcer disease alone, in addition to reviewing the literature and providing options for diagnosis and treatment.