What is it about?

A anastomotic leak in the right colon was treated with intracorporal negative pressure therapy, no operation required to close the defect.

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Why is it important?

Open-pore drainage was constructed with a long tube and placed with endoscopy.

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Right colon: new indication for negative pressure treatment.

Dr Gunnar Loske
Katholisches Marienkrankenhaus GmbH

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This page is a summary of: Endoscopic intracavitary vacuum sponge therapy of anastomotic leakage in the proximal colon after right-sided colectomy, Endoscopy, June 2010, Thieme Publishing Group, DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1244177.
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