Self-expanding metal stents or nonstent endoscopic therapy: which is better for anastomotic leaks after total gastrectomy?

@article{Shim2013SelfexpandingMS,
  title={Self-expanding metal stents or nonstent endoscopic therapy: which is better for anastomotic leaks after total gastrectomy?},
  author={Choong Nam Shim and Hyoung-Il Kim and Woo Jin Hyung and Sung Hoon Noh and Mi Kyung Song and Dae Ryong Kang and Jun Chul Park and Hyuk Lee and Sung Kwan Shin and Yong Chan Lee and Sang Kil Lee},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2013},
  volume={28},
  pages={833-840}
}
Anastomotic leaks are a life-threatening complication of gastrectomies with high mortality after surgical reintervention. Endoscopic therapy using fibrin glue injection, endoclip, and other devices is an alternative to surgical intervention for anastomotic leaks. Recently, self-expanding metal stents (SEMS) were introduced to treat anastomotic leaks. The purpose of this study was to assess the clinical characteristics and therapeutic outcomes of SEMS and nonstent endoscopic therapy (NSET) for… CONTINUE READING

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