What is it about?

Duodenal leaks can be closed with negative pressure therapy. Method is explained.

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Why is it important?

New treatment option to treat duodenal leaks without operation but with endoscopy.

Perspectives

Negative pressure therapy improves treatment of duodenal leaks.

Dr Gunnar Loske
Katholisches Marienkrankenhaus GmbH

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This page is a summary of: Intraluminal Vacuum Therapy - A New Endoscopic Approach in the Treatment of Duodenal Leakage, Endoskopie heute, December 2010, Thieme Publishing Group, DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1262709.
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