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, 89 (12), 969-976

[Endoscopic Management of Complications After Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy]

[Article in German]

[Endoscopic Management of Complications After Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy]

[Article in German]
C Stier et al. Chirurg.


Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (SG) is currently the most commonly performed standalone bariatric procedure worldwide. Gastric staple line leakage is the feared immanent complication of the operation, which is difficult to treat and often persists. This article presents the endoscopic treatment options for complications after laparoscopic SG, particularly the treatment of gastric staple line leakage. Most important for a successful treatment is the understanding of the underlying pathophysiological causes, the exact surgical comprehension of the procedure and advanced endoscopic skills. The choice of endoscopic intervention depends on the available strategies as well as on the skills of the executing endoscopist. Currently, internal drainage seems to be the most expedient method.

Keywords: Endo-vac treatment; Intraluminal drainage; Intraluminal pressure relations; Leakage; Stent treatment.

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