Endoluminal Therapies for Esophageal Perforations and Leaks.
Endoluminal clips; Endoluminal therapy; Endoluminal vacuum therapy; Endoscopic vacuum therapy; Esophageal perforation; Esophageal stents; Anastomotic Leak; Esophageal Perforation/diagnosis; Esophageal Perforation/etiology; Esophageal Perforation/surgery; Esophagoscopy/methods; Esophagus/injuries; Esophagus/surgery; Humans; Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy; Prosthesis Implantation; Rupture; Stents; Surgical Instruments; Wound Closure Techniques
Esophageal perforation has historically been a devastating condition resulting in high morbidity and mortality. The use of endoluminal therapies to treat esophageal leaks and perforations has grown exponentially over the last decade and offers many advantages over traditional surgical intervention in the appropriate circumstances. New interventional endoscopic techniques, including endoscopic clips, covered metal stents, and endoluminal vacuum therapy, have been developed over the last several years to manage esophageal perforation in an attempt to decrease the related morbidity and mortality.
Watkins, Jeffrey R and Farivar, Alexander S, "Endoluminal Therapies for Esophageal Perforations and Leaks." (2018). Articles, Abstracts, and Reports. 841.