What is it about?

A open-pore drainage was positioned in the stomach. Vaccum application resulted in complete evacuation of the stomach for few days. Anastomotic leak healed without operation.

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Why is it important?

Intraluminal endoscopic neagtive pressure therapy is a very simple method to "dry out" the stomach. This prevents running of gastric secretion into a transmural anastomotic leak. Anastomotic healing was promoted in few days.

Perspectives

Negative pressure therapy with open-pore draianges offers active evacuation of fluid secretions. Therapeutic indication is very broad.

Dr Gunnar Loske
Katholisches Marienkrankenhaus GmbH

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This page is a summary of: Pancreatico-gastric anastomotic insufficiency successfully treated with endoscopic vacuum therapy, Endoscopy, May 2013, Thieme Publishing Group, DOI: 10.1055/s-0032-1326260.
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