We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
Article |

Gastrocolic Fistula and Gastric Ulcer With Prolonged Glucocorticoid Therapy

Robert N. Hoffman, MC
JAMA. 1966;195(6):493-494. doi:10.1001/jama.1966.03100060133043.
Text Size: A A A
Published online


GASTROCOLIC FISTULAE result primarily from perforations through carcinomas of the colon or stomach. In the majority of cases the primary lesion is a far-advanced colon neoplasm. Rare causes of gastrocolic fistulae are benign gastric ulcers, carcinoid tumor of the colon,1 and chronic ulcerative colotis.2,3

Verbrugge4 reviewed the literature up to 1925 and found only 25 cases of benign gastric ulcer perforating into the colon. Gray5 found four additional cases listed up to 1955 and added one of her own. Bachman and Rogers6 in the same year reported a case of benign gastric ulcer with gastrocolic fistula. The patient was a 33-year-old woman who had been on corticosteroid therapy for three years for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Until the gastrocolic fistula had occurred with resultant diarrhea, the patient had no apparent signs or symptoms of gastrointestinal difficulty. Bosien and Tyson,7 in 1952, reported a patient


Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview




Also Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
Please click the checkbox indicating that you have read the full article in order to submit your answers.
Your answers have been saved for later.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.


Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

0 Citations

Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.