Clin Surg | Volume 6, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Prophylactic Endoscopic Vacuum Therapy in Esophagogastric Anastomosis? Let?s do it

Guedes HG1 *, Viana BO2 , Oliveira HA3 and Ugalde PA4

1 Division of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Sirio-Libanes Hospital, Brazil 2 Centro Universitário de Brasília, Brazil 3 Division of Thoracic Surgery, Sirio-Libanes Hospital, Brazil 4 Institut Universitaire de Cardiologie et de Pneumologie de Québec, Canada

*Correspondance to: Hugo Gonçalo Guedes 

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The use of Vacuum Therapy (PEVT) is a modern approach that aims to treat possible complications from esophagectomy, such as leakage of the gastroesophageal anastomosis. Before that, the prophylactic use of the method, especially in high-risk patients, aims to prevent these complications, by accelerating the healing process. With the use of only one device, it is possible to allow postpyloric feeding and vacuum therapy, ensuring patient recovery, hospital discharge and earlier oral nutrition.


Endoscopic vacuum therapy; Esophagectomy; Endoscopy; Vacuum assisted closure


Guedes HG, Viana BO, Oliveira HA, Ugalde PA. Prophylactic Endoscopic Vacuum Therapy in Esophagogastric Anastomosis? Let’s do it. Clin Surg. 2021; 6: 3035..

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