Poster 1077 Endoscopic Sealing of an Enterocutaneous Fistula with a Combination of Jagwire Placement and an Over the Scope Clip
Author Insight from Sarina Kapoor, MD, West Virginia University Hospital / Ruby Memorial Hospital
What’s new here and important for clinicians?
For the first time, we describe a case in which a guidewire (Jagwire) is inserted into an abnormal connection in the bowels (fistula) and used to visualize the location of a fistula. We then used the over-the-scope (OVESCO) clip to close the fistula through the colonoscope.
We present this case to encourage the innovative use of endoscopic tools by other clinicians and to describe a case in which old tools are used in a new way to aid patient care.
What do patients need to know?
Patients need to know there are endoscopic ways to heal abnormal connections between their bowels. They do not have to go straight to surgery.
Author Contact Sarina Kapoor, MD, West Virginia University Hospital / Ruby Memorial Hospital
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