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Nutrición Hospitalaria

On-line version ISSN 1699-5198Print version ISSN 0212-1611


VILLATORO-DE PLEITEZ, Karla María  and  REYES-RAMIREZ, Ana Luz del Carmen. Fistuloclysis - A useful tool in patients with intestinal failure. Nutr. Hosp. [online]. 2023, vol.40, n.1, pp.222-226.  Epub Apr 17, 2023. ISSN 1699-5198.


fistuloclysis is a technique described by Teubner et al. whereby a fistula is used as a route of nutritional administration. This procedure is an alternative to the management of patients with intestinal failure receiving parenteral nutritional support.

Case reports:

we present two clinical cases of patients with different medical histories but who coincided in malnutrition, abdominal sepsis with fistulas, and their awaiting intestinal reconnection. In both cases nutritional support was administered with parenteral nutrition and enteral nutrition through fistuloclysis.


enteral nutrition through fistuloclysis improves function of the intestinal barrier, reduces the rate of intrahospital infection in critically ill patients, improves immune function, prevents atrophy of the intestinal mucosa, and that is why as soon as an enteral access is located we must take advantage of this route so that our patients may experience the benefits of fistuloclysis regardless of caloric intake.

Keywords : Fistulas; Fistuloclysis; Enteral nutrition.

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