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Am J Gastroenterol. 2009 May;104(5):1315-20. doi: 10.1038/ajg.2009.34. Epub 2009 Apr 14.

Endoscopic closure of gastrointestinal leaks.

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Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition-Unit 1466, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030-4009, USA. gsraju@mdanderson.org

Abstract

Surgery has been the mainstay of therapy in patients with gastrointestinal perforations. This paradigm started to shift with the development of techniques for endoscopic closure of gastrointestinal perforations. A detailed review of the literature on this subject, along with a commentary on practical aspects in the management of patients with gastrointestinal leaks, is provided here.

PMID:
19367272
DOI:
10.1038/ajg.2009.34
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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