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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 65-67

Nasojejunal tube in the treatment of enterocutaneous fistula: A blessing in disguise

1 Department of General Surgery, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry, India
2 Department of Gastroenterology, Zulekha Hospital, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

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Jacob Jayakar Raju Mandapati
Department of General Surgery, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Kanakachettykulam, Puducherry
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jcrsm.jcrsm_45_17

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We present a patient who developed a jejunocutaneous fistula following jejunal resection, in whom a nasojejunal tube was placed with the tip distal to the fistula. Although the primary purpose of placing the tube was for feeding, the output from the fistula that was averaging 600 ml/day, stopped completely on the day after the tube was placed and the wound healed within 10 days. In this report, the role of a nasojejunal tube in functioning as an internal scaffold to facilitate closure of an enterocutaneous fistula is highlighted.

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