Use of a novel endoscopic tack and suture system for the management of pancreatocolonic fistula

Post written by Arunkumar Krishnan, MBBS, from the Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA. We demonstrate a technique for the closure of pancreatocolonic fistulae (PCF) using an X-Tack Endoscopic HeliX System (Apollo Endosurgery, Austin, Tex, USA). GI tract fistulation is an uncommon but important consequence of acute …

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Editor’s Choice: Initial multicenter experience using a novel endoscopic tack and suture system for challenging GI defect closure and stent fixation

GIE Senior Associate Editor John R. Saltzman, MD, highlights this article from the February issue: “Initial multicenter experience using a novel endoscopic tack and suture system for challenging GI defect closure and stent fixation (with video)” by Tala Mahmoud, MD, et al. Large mucosal defects that occur after snare resection, EMR, or ESD can be …

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