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Glue Can Be Used to Close Biliary and Enteric Fistulas


Background: Biliary or enteric fistulas often present a difficult management problem. Treatment often involves a multidisciplinary approach, involving percutaneous drainage, endoscopy, and possibly surgical interventions. N-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate glue (also called NBCA, Histoacryl®) has been used in many interventions in humans. Objective: To report the authors’ experience using NBCA in the percutaneous embolization of persistent biliary and enteric fistulas. Design/Methods: This is more...
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