- Leak or fistula after sleeve gastrectomy
- Specially designed soft and flexible body : Adapts to the acute anatomy after sleeve gastrectomy
– The diversion of the fistula by the placement of a covered stent is necessary in most cases and it reestablishes the continuity of the digestive tract and promotes healing of the fistula. Also, allows the early reintroduction of food, improving patient nutritional states and therefore favoring recovery
- Large diameter and long length of the stent : Prevent migration
– Proximal part of the stent is located near the middle of the esophagus, and distal part of the stent is located in the gastric antral or in the first duodenal portion
- Fully silicone covering allows easy removal
- Radiopaque marker : 4(four) at both ends & 2(two) in the middle
- An Endoscopic Strategy Combining Mega Stents and Over-The-Scope Clips for the Management of Post-Bariatric Surgery Leaks and Fistulas (with video)
Obesity Surgery 2015 Hany M. Shehab et al.
- Staple-line leak after sleve gastrectomy in obese patients: A hot topic in bariatric surgery
World J Gastrointest Endosc 2015 Giuseppe Galloro et al.
- Use of sleeve-customized self-expandable metal stents for the treatment of staple-line leakage after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2015 Sigal Fishman, MD, et al.
- Mega stent: a new option for management of leaks following laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy
Endoscopy 2014 Basha Jahangeer et al.
- A novel dedicated endoscopic stent for staple-line leaks after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy: a case series
Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases 10 : 2014 Giuseppe Calloro, M.D et al.