What is it about?

Iatrogenic perforation were treated with intraluminal vacuum therapy, no operation was required.

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Why is it important?

Reported success is 100%, all perforation healed within few days of treatment (median 5 days).

Perspectives

Endoscopic negative pressure therapy is a good alternativ for the treatment of iatrogenic perforation in the esophagus in any region.

Dr Gunnar Loske
Katholisches Marienkrankenhaus GmbH

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This page is a summary of: Behandlung iatrogener Ösophagusperforationen mit der Endoskopischen Vakuum Therapie (EVT), Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology, August 2015, Thieme Publishing Group, DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1559502.
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