Endoscopic treatment of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass-related gastrocutaneous fistulas using a novel biomaterial

@article{MalufFilho2009EndoscopicTO,
  title={Endoscopic treatment of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass-related gastrocutaneous fistulas using a novel biomaterial},
  author={Fauze Maluf-Filho and F{\'a}bio Yuji Hondo and Bhawna Halwan and Marcelo Simas de Lima and Jos{\'e} Humberto Giordano-Nappi and Paulo Roberto Sakai},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2009},
  volume={23},
  pages={1541-1545}
}
BackgroundRoux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is amongst the commonest surgical intervention for weight loss in obese patients. Gastrocutaneous fistula, which usually occurs along the vertical staple line of the pouch, is amongst its most alarming complications. Medical management comprised of wound drainage, nutritional support, acid suppression, and antibiotics may be ineffective in as many as a third of patients with this complication. We present outcomes after endoscopic application of SurgiSIS… CONTINUE READING
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