Endoscopic vacuum therapy for the management of upper GI leaks and perforations: a multicenter retrospective study of factors associated with treatment failure (with video)

Post written by Jun Chul Park, MD, PhD, from the Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. Upper GI leaks and perforations lead to serious conditions associated with high morbidity and mortality. The optimal method for managing these patients remains controversial. Although surgery is a treatment option, it …

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Cost-effective modified endoscopic vacuum therapy for the treatment of gastrointestinal transmural defects

Post written by Diogo Turiani Hourneaux de Moura, MD, MSc, PhD, from the Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Unit, Gastroenterology Department, Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. We highlight a cost-effective modified endoscopic vacuum therapy (EVT) technique for the management of gastrointestinal transmural defects and demonstrate the step-by-step process …

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Endoscopic vacuum therapy for postoperative GI fistula

Post written by Mateus Pereira Funari, MD, Antonio Madruga Coutinho Neto, MD, Galileu Ferreira Ayala Farias, MD, Eduardo Guimarães Hourneaux de Moura, MD, PhD, Marcos Eduardo Lera dos Santos, MD, from the Clinics Hospital of the São Paulo University Medical School (HC-FMUSP), São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. We describe the case of a 70-year-old male …

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