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Experience with a transnasally fixed endoprosthesis for treating esophageal anastomotic leakage

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Eight patients suffering from leakage around the esophagus were treated with a transnasally fixed Celestin tube. All of the subjects had exhibited an anastomotic dehiscence after having undergone esophageal resection, cardia resection or total gastrectomy. Following treatment, in all cases the anastomoses healed quickly with no complications.

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Brückner, M., Grimm, H., Nam, V.C. et al. Experience with a transnasally fixed endoprosthesis for treating esophageal anastomotic leakage. Surg Endosc 5, 185–188 (1991).

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