Healing occurs in most patients that receive endoscopic stents for anastomotic leakage; dislocation remains a problem.

@article{Feith2011HealingOI,
  title={Healing occurs in most patients that receive endoscopic stents for anastomotic leakage; dislocation remains a problem.},
  author={Markus Feith and Sonja Gillen and Tibor Schuster and Joerg Theisen and Helmut Friess and Ralf Gertler},
  journal={Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association},
  year={2011},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={202-10}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS There is controversy about the best way to treat esophageal anastomotic leakage. We evaluated the effects of treatment with self-expanding metal stents in patients with esophageal anastomotic leakage after esophagectomy or gastrectomy for cancer. METHODS We investigated outcomes and procedure-related complications of 115 patients who… CONTINUE READING