What is it about?

Boerhaaves perforation was treated with negative pressure using a new small bore open-pore film drainage and a open-pore polyurethane foam drainage.

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Why is it important?

New technical options in endoscopic vacuum therapy are reported. With a small bore open-pore film darinage vacuum therapy is possible through small openings.

Perspectives

The new drain device opens novel endoscopic treatment options for esophageal perforations.

Dr Gunnar Loske
Katholisches Marienkrankenhaus GmbH

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This page is a summary of: Endoscopic vacuum therapy in Boerhaave’s syndrome with open-pore polyurethane foam and a new open-pore film drainage, Endoscopy, August 2015, Thieme Publishing Group, DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1392597.
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