Spontaneous enteroatmospheric fistula in a patient with COVID-19 disease

Yıldırım A. C., Ekici M. F., Zeren S.

journal of surgery and medicine, vol.6, no.6, pp.0-2, 2022 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Case Report
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.28982/josam.1004620
  • Journal Name: journal of surgery and medicine
  • Journal Indexes: CINAHL, EBSCO Education Source
  • Page Numbers: pp.0-2
  • Kütahya Health Sciences University Affiliated: Yes


Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) disease patients present with upper respiratory symptoms; however, these patients may show gastrointestinal symptoms on arrival at the hospital. This finding requires an abdominal physical examination and imaging for 33% of patients. Enteroatmospheric fistulas (EAF) may form a connection between the external environment and the gastrointestinal tract and usually presents various difficulties in controlling the disease without surgical intervention. Its management requires a high level of clinical expertise to control and treat the fistula. In this case report, spontaneous EAF and its management are presented in a 65-year-old morbidly obese female patient who spontaneously had EAF during her hospitalization for COVID-19.