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HPB Surgery
Volume 9 (1996), Issue 3, Pages 183-184
Case Report

Successful Control of External Biliary Fistula by Using SMS 201-995 in a Child

King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Department of Surgery, P.O. Box 6615, Jeddah 21452, Saudi Arabia

Received 23 October 1993

Copyright © 1996 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.


Somatostatin is a potent inhibitory hormone, it's synthetic analogue is more potent and has a prolonged action. It has a wide range of actions in the gastrointestinal system; among which is an anticholeritic action on bile secretion.

The use of Sandostatin in the management of a case of complicated biliary fistula is reported; it controlled the fistula reducing its daily output from 200 ml to less than 5 ml per day.