What is it about?

Commend on a paper regarding theray of mediastinatis, endoskopic vacuum therapy was missing. With this commend negative pressure therapy was edited.

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Why is it important?

Mediastinitis is often caused by esophageal leaks. They can be treated with high successrate with negative pressure therapy.

Perspectives

Endoscopic Negative Pressure Therapy can avoid operative treatment. Successrate is high.

Dr Gunnar Loske
Katholisches Marienkrankenhaus GmbH

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This page is a summary of: Endoskopische Vakuumtherapie der akuten Mediastinitis, Der Chirurg, August 2016, Springer Science + Business Media, DOI: 10.1007/s00104-016-0275-1.
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