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Old 01-01-2013, 07:22 AM   #1
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Can someone tell me about fistula's?

A close friend had a whipple procedure done for stage 2 pancreatic cancer. They removed the tumor at the head of the pancrease and re-routed all her other organs. She did have to have her ascending colon removed also. Total of 22 lymp nodes removed, and they were all clear. She now has a fistula along with her open stomach wound. Do fistuals ever heal? Shouldn't this a major concern? She arrived home yesterday after 2 weeks in the hospital. She feels ok, no pain just uncomfortable. But what about the fistula?