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History about the development of endoscopic vacuum therapy of upper intestinal anastomotic leaks, scientific and medical standards of his article.

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Acknowledgement for “technical assistance” does not meet our scientific and medical standards, and the article was not sent to us prior to publication.


First description of the endoscopic vacuum therapy in upper GI was not done by Dr. Wedemeyer.

Dr Gunnar Loske
Katholisches Marienkrankenhaus GmbH

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This page is a summary of: Endoscopic vacuum-assisted closure of upper intestinal anastomotic leaks, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, March 2009, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.gie.2008.06.058.
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