Tissue sealants in endoscopic applications for anastomotic leakage during a 25-year period.

@article{Kotzampassi2015TissueSI,
  title={Tissue sealants in endoscopic applications for anastomotic leakage during a 25-year period.},
  author={Katerina Kotzampassi and Efthymios E Eleftheriadis},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={157 1},
  pages={79-86}
}
BACKGROUND Anastomotic leakage after gastrointestinal operation is a complication difficult to manage because conservative therapy and/or reoperation may be unsuccessful and carry the risk of increased morbidity and mortality. The endoscopic use of tissue sealants appears to be a promising alternative to avoid operation. METHOD We present conclusively our 25-year experience with tissue sealing in a series of 63 patients referred after gastrointestinal anastomosis leakage; 48 of the upper and… CONTINUE READING
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