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Endoscopic closure of acute iatrogenic perforations during diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy in the gastrointestinal tract using metallic clips: a literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20132426     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Iatrogenic perforations that occur during the endoscopic procedures are generally surgically managed, even if some authors prefer a non-surgical approach in selected cases. The endoscopic application of metallic clips has been widely used in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract for hemostasis and also for marking lesions. Since 1993 several series of endoscopic perforations treated with endoclips have been described in the literature. In this review we offer a descriptive analysis of the reported cases of the acute iatrogenic perforation, describing the closure of different perforations occurring in the GI tract, treated with metallic clips.
Benedetto Mangiavillano; Paolo Viaggi; Enzo Masci
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of digestive diseases     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1751-2980     ISO Abbreviation:  J Dig Dis     Publication Date:  2010 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-05     Completed Date:  2010-06-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101302699     Medline TA:  J Dig Dis     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  12-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Gastroenterology and Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, San Paolo University Hospital, Milan, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Endoscopy, Digestive System / adverse effects*
Iatrogenic Disease
Intestinal Perforation / etiology,  surgery*
Surgical Instruments*
Suture Techniques / instrumentation

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