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Novel Oesophago-Gastro-Duodenal Stenting for Gastric Leaks After Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

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Novel Oesophago-Gastro-Duodenal Stenting for Gastric Leaks After Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

Shirley Yuk-Wah Liu et al. Obes Res Clin Pract.

Abstract

The management of gastric leak after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) can be complex and challenging. Whilst operative interventions are mostly complicated and reserved for unstable or refractory cases, endoscopic self-expandable metal stenting (SEMS) is increasingly preferred as a safer treatment option. Yet, SEMS carries the problems of frequent stent migration and inconsistent healing as ordinary SEMS is designed mainly for stenotic disease. We hereby present two cases of early and chronic post-LSG leakage that were respectively failed to be treated by surgery and ordinary SEMS but were successfully managed by a dedicated extra-long oesophago-gastro-duodenal stent. In oesophago-gastro-duodenal stenting, the characteristics of extra-long stent length allow total gastric exclusion between the mid-oesophagus and the first part of duodenum to prevent stent migration and to equalise high pressure gradient within the gastric sleeve to promote fistula healing.

Keywords: Bariatric surgery; Endoscopy; Gastric fistula; Sleeve gastrectomy; Stents.

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