Transluminal closure for NOTES: an ex vivo study comparing leak pressures of various gastrotomy and colotomy closure modalities.

@article{Ryou2008TransluminalCF,
  title={Transluminal closure for NOTES: an ex vivo study comparing leak pressures of various gastrotomy and colotomy closure modalities.},
  author={Marvin Ryou and Derek G Fong and Reina D Pai and David W. Rattner and Christopher C. Thompson},
  journal={Endoscopy},
  year={2008},
  volume={40 5},
  pages={432-6}
}
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Transluminal closure is fundamental to the safe introduction of natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) into humans. Suture, staples, and clips have been used. We aimed to evaluate the acute strength of various gastrotomy and colotomy closure techniques in an ex vivo porcine model by assessing air leak pressures. PATIENTS AND METHODS The following closure modalities were assessed with at least five samples per arm: conventional open/laparoscopic… CONTINUE READING