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Endoscopic management highly successful in treatment of gastric leaks after resection for cancer



According to a study published in Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology, internal endoscopic drainage should be the first line endoscopic treatment of anastomotic fistulas when possible.
“Endoscopic treatment of gastric fistulas following bariatric surgery, using an internal drainage (ID) consisting in double pigtail stents inserted through the anastomotic defect, has shown excellent results with success rates ranging from 79% to 97%,” Rachel Hallit, MD, of the department of gastroenterology, Cochin Hospital, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris and University of Paris,

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