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Enterocutaneous fistula associated with ePTFE mesh: case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18941863     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of enterocutaneous fistula secondary to the erosion of an expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) prosthesis into the jejunum is described. This case is unusual secondary to the long experience with ePTFE and the lack of published cases similar to this one. The technical details of this case reveal extenuating circumstances associated with the fistula formation, and it is concluded that this particular case does not provide sufficient evidence to implicate ePTFE, by itself, as an etiologic agent for gastrointestinal fistulization. In addition, the published safety record of ePTFE in abdominal wall surgery is reviewed.
M Foda; M A Carlson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2008-10-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hernia : the journal of hernias and abdominal wall surgery     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1248-9204     ISO Abbreviation:  Hernia     Publication Date:  2009 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-06-04     Completed Date:  2009-08-11     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9715168     Medline TA:  Hernia     Country:  France    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  323-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, University of Nebraska Medical Center and the Omaha VA Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68105, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Biocompatible Materials
Hernia, Ventral / surgery*
Intestinal Fistula / etiology*,  surgery
Jejunal Diseases / etiology,  surgery
Jejunum / injuries*
Middle Aged
Prosthesis Failure
Surgical Mesh / adverse effects*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Biocompatible Materials; 9002-84-0/Polytetrafluoroethylene

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