Enterocutaneous Fistula Treatment

Can this condition be treated? What Enterocutaneous Fistula treatment options are available? Learn more below about the current treatments available to patients.


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How to Treat Enterocutaneous Fistula

A fistula may be able to heal on its own over 2-8 weeks. Talk with your doctor about the best plan for you. Treatment options include the following:

  • Nutritional support may be needed while the fistula is healing:
    • You may need to drink and eat high energy food for a while.
    • Nutrition may need to be delivered through a tube connected to your stomach or intestine.
    • If your bowels needs to rest, nutrition may be given through your vein.
  • Antibiotics may be prescribed-to help prevent or control infection
  • A drain may be attached to your wound-to collect leakage from the fistula
  • If the fistulas do not heal-part of the intestine may need to be removed


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