Endoscopic Therapy for Treatment of Staple Line Leaks Post-Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (LSG): Experience from a Large Bariatric Surgery Centre in New Zealand.

@article{Southwell2016EndoscopicTF,
  title={Endoscopic Therapy for Treatment of Staple Line Leaks Post-Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (LSG): Experience from a Large Bariatric Surgery Centre in New Zealand.},
  author={Thomas Southwell and Tien Huey Lim and Ravinder Ogra},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  year={2016},
  volume={26 6},
  pages={1155-62}
}
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is one of the most commonly performed bariatric procedures for treatment of morbid obesity. Despite its popularity, it is not without risks, the most serious of which is the staple line leak. Staple line leaks are difficult to manage and require significant resources in the form of surgical, radiological and endoscopic interventions; long hospital and intensive care stay and significant morbidity. International experience is slowly emerging, but… CONTINUE READING