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Recent review of endoscopic vacuum therapy of the upper gastrointestinal tract. Reporting the results of treatment of leakages, anastomotic insuffiziences, perforations.

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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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