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Report of a first pre-emptive therapy with negative pressure to promote anastomotic healing. New indication for endoscopic intracorporal negative pressure therapy.

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Why is it important?

First case of pre-emptive and therapeutic use of intracorporal negative pressure therapy because of ischemia of the blind end of jejunal loop after gastrectomy.

Perspectives

Endoscopic negative pressure therapy can be used in pre-emptive manner to avoid transmural intestinal defects of anastomosis in a very eary stage after operation.

Dr Gunnar Loske
Katholisches Marienkrankenhaus GmbH

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This page is a summary of: Intraluminal endoscopic vacuum therapy in a case of ischemia of the blind end of the jejunal loop after Roux-en-Y gastrectomy, Endoscopy, November 2014, Thieme Publishing Group, DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1390913.
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