What is it about?
Recent review of endoscopic vacuum therapy of the upper gastrointestinal tract. Reporting the results of treatment of leakages, anastomotic insuffiziences, perforations.
Why is it important?
This review reports endoscopic technics with open-pore foam drainage which have been uses in the esophagus since 2006. The paper includes commends on endoscopic vacuum therapy in bariatric surgery. Also new technics and material (open-pore film drainage) are described.
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This page is a summary of: Endoscopic vacuum therapy for various defects of the upper gastrointestinal tract, Surgical Endoscopy, January 2017, Springer Science + Business Media, DOI: 10.1007/s00464-016-5404-x.
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