What is it about?

Technical details about endoscopic negative pressure therapy in esophagus. Novel treatment options.

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Why is it important?

In intracavitary therapy openpore drainage is placed in a extraluminal cavity. In intraluminal therapy openpore drainage is placed into the esophageal lumen onto the defect. Application of vacuum results in drainage and closure of the leaks. Contamination is stopped. With intraluminal vacuum therapy the intestinal lumen is occluded all along period of treatment.


This is the basic intruction describing the two variants of endoscopic vacuum therapy which have been developt.

Dr Gunnar Loske
Katholisches Marienkrankenhaus GmbH

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This page is a summary of: Intraluminal and intracavitary vacuum therapy for esophageal leakage: a new endoscopic minimally invasive approach, Endoscopy, March 2011, Thieme Publishing Group, DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1256345.
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