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Is gastrointestinal fistula a complication of abdominal surgery?

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In brief: Can be

Gastrointestinal fistulas can be a complication of intrabdominal surgery.
They can also be due to other causes such as inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, radiation, etc.

In brief: Can be

Gastrointestinal fistulas can be a complication of intrabdominal surgery.
They can also be due to other causes such as inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, radiation, etc.
Dr. Michael Zadeh
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Dr. Kenneth Foreman
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In brief: Yes

This is an uncommon complication, caused when the intestine leaks into the abdomen following surgery.
The intestinal contents then leak through the wound to drain out of the body.

In brief: Yes

This is an uncommon complication, caused when the intestine leaks into the abdomen following surgery.
The intestinal contents then leak through the wound to drain out of the body.
Dr. Kenneth Foreman
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