Information for the public
There is not much good evidence about how well inserting a collagen plug to close an abdominal wall enterocutaneous fistula works or how safe it is. It should only be used if extra care is taken to explain the risks and extra steps are put in place to record and review what happens.
Your health professional should fully explain what is involved in having this procedure and discuss the possible benefits and risks with you. In particular, they should explain the uncertainty about the evidence on how likely it is to improve your symptoms and possible complications. You should also be told how to find more information about the procedure. You should only be asked if you want to agree to this procedure after having this discussion. Your health professional should ask you if details of your procedure can be collected.