OCTREOTIDE IN THE MANAGEMENT OF ENTEROCUTANEOUS FISTULAE
AbstractEfficacy of Octreotide (Somatostatin) in the conservative management ofpostoperative Enterocutaneous fistula was studied in seven patients with ageranging 1 to 70 years. Four out of seven fistulae closed within 21 days ofstarting the drug. One case, where fistula took over a month to close,responded well in reducing the output significantly within 10 days of startingtherapy. The cases and the results are discussed. Favourable results followingOctreotide therapy in this study need strengthening by further studies.
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