“Tummy troubles”

Mrs Sonia Hicks1
1Royal Hobart Hospital, Hobart, Australia

This paper will endeavour to give you an overview of the management of a Small Bowel Fistula that occurred during Gynaecological surgery February 2018.  A 41 year old female was to undergo an Elective Hysterectomy, unfortunately we hit Tummy Troubles!  This  patient was transferred from a Private Hospital to Royal Hobart Hospital for management of a small bowel fistula and Open Laparotomy wound.

The V.A.C Ulta  was used to manage healing until a pouching system could be applied. After spending 6 months in hospital our patient was discharged to attend the Stomal Therapy Department for fistula pouch changes three times a week!!!

Surgery is planned for December 2018 to close small bowel fistula.


‘Bio to come’