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Anastomotic leakage treatment

Endoluminal vacuum therapy

This minimally invasive method was especially designed for anastomotic leakage treatment in upper and lower gastrointestinal tract and colorectal area.

Female patient with a nurse laughing together

Vacuum therapy is widely used for the treatment of chronic and complex wounds [1], [2]

Negative pressure wound therapy, or vacuum therapy, is a therapy used to encourage wound healing. It is widely used for the treatment of chronic and complex wounds.

Illustration of the endoluminal vacuum therapy application
Product picture of the Endo-SPONGE® kit
Product picture of the Eso-SPONGE® kit

[1] Schintler MV., Negative pressure therapy: theory and practice. Diabetes Metab Res Rev. 2012 Feb;28 Suppl 1:72-7. more on Pubmed

[2] Tricco AC, Antony J, Vafaei A, Khan PA, Harrington A, Cogo E, Wilson C, Perrier P, Hui W, Starus SE. Seeking effective interventions to treat complex wounds: an overview of systematic reviews. BMC Med. 2015 Apr;22;13:89. more on Pubmed

[3] Nagell CF, Holte K. Treatment of anastomotic leakage after rectal resection with transrectalvacuum-assisted drainage (VAC). A method for rapid control of pelvic sepsis and healing. Int J Colorectal Dis. 2006 Oct;21(7):657-60. more on Pubmed

[4] Mees ST, Palmes D, Mennigen R, Senninger N, Haier J, Bruewer M. Endo-vacuum assisted closure treatment for rectal anastomotic insufficiency. Diseases Colon Rectum. 2008 Apr;51(4):404-10. more on Pubmed

[5] Weidenhagen R, Gruetzner KU, Wiecken T, Spelsberg F, Jauch KW. Endoscopic vacuum-assisted closure of anatomotic leakage following anterior resection of the rectum: a new method. Surg Endosc. 2008 Aug;22(8):1818-25. more on Pubmed

[6] Nerup N, Johansen JL, Alkhefagie GA, Maina P, Jensen KH. Promising results after endoscopic vacuum treatment of anastomotic leakage following resection of rectal cancer with ileostomy. Dan Med J. 2013 Apr;60(4):A4604. more on Pubmed