Endoscopic treatment of staple line disruption in patient with vertical banded gastroplasty using the over-the-scope-clip system (with video)


Background: scope-clip (OTSC; Ovesco Endoscopy GmbH, Tuebingen, Germany) system is a newly designed method for the mechanical compression of large areas in the gastrointestinal tract. So far, indications for OTSC application are hemostasis of pri-mary or post-interventional bleeding, closure of iatrogenic full-thickness or covered perforations. Recently closure of gastrointestinal tract fistulas using this device has been described. Objective: In this case, we describe the successful endoscopic closure, using the OTSC system, of a gastrogastric fistula due to staple line disruption in patient with vertical banded gastroplasty. Conclusion: Endoscopic application of the OTSC device is safe and effective for the treatment of a staple line disruption.

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Rouibaa, F. , Surace, M. and Barthet, M. (2012) Endoscopic treatment of staple line disruption in patient with vertical banded gastroplasty using the over-the-scope-clip system (with video). Open Journal of Gastroenterology, 2, 101-104. doi: 10.4236/ojgas.2012.23021.

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