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Spontaneous enteroatmospheric fistula in a patient with COVID-19 disease

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https://doi.org/10.28982/josam.1004620

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COVID-19, Enteroatmospheric fistula, Open abdomen

Abstract

Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) disease patients present with upper respiratory symptoms; however, these patients may show gastrointestinal symptoms on arrival at the hospital. This finding requires an abdominal physical examination and imaging for 33% of patients. Enteroatmospheric fistulas (EAF) may form a connection between the external environment and the gastrointestinal tract and usually presents various difficulties in controlling the disease without surgical intervention. Its management requires a high level of clinical expertise to control and treat the fistula. In this case report, spontaneous EAF and its management are presented in a 65-year-old morbidly obese female patient who spontaneously had EAF during her hospitalization for COVID-19.

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2022-06-01

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Yıldırım AC, Ekici MF, Zeren S. Spontaneous enteroatmospheric fistula in a patient with COVID-19 disease. J Surg Med [Internet]. 2022 Jun. 1 [cited 2022 Jun. 26];6(6):1-. Available from: https://jsurgmed.com/article/view/1004620