Gastrosplenic Fistula without Malignancy Management in a 16-Year-Old Boy.

Academic Article


  • Gastrosplenic fistula is a very rare entity, most commonly occurring as a distinctive complication of splenic or gastric malignancies, most notably diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL). Benign gastric ulcer, splenic abscess, and Crohn's disease have also been reported as possible causes. We report a nonmalignant case of 16-year-old male with a gastrosplenic fistula of unclear etiology. The fistulous tract was confirmed by an upper endoscopy and an upper gastrointestinal series. Subsequently, it was surgically managed with a subtotal gastrectomy with "Roux-en-Y" reconstruction and a feeding jejunostomy.
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  • gastrosplenic fistula, pancreatitis, splenic infarct, subtotal gastrectomy
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    Author List

  • Malik A; Onwubiko C; Chen M; Radulescu A; Galloway D; Martin C
  • Start Page

  • e114
  • End Page

  • e116
  • Volume

  • 7
  • Issue

  • 1