Somatostatin treatment of gastrointestinal fistulae

Palnaes Hansen, C.; Hegnhøj, J.; Olsen, O.

Annales Chirurgiae et Gynaecologiae 78(2): 124-126

1989


ISSN/ISBN: 0355-9521
PMID: 2572196
Document Number: 752
Output from gastrointestinal fistulae to the skin was measured in five patients during total parenteral nutrition and restricted oral intake. Supplemental infusion of somatostatin during six days caused a significant reduction in discharge in all patients compared to the pretreatment level, but none of the fistulae closed as a result of the treatment. Somatostatin may be considered an adjuvant drug to parenteral nutrition and restricted oral intake in the conservative treatment of external fistulae from the gastrointestinal tract.

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Somatostatin treatment of gastrointestinal fistulae