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Endoscopic Treatment of the Coloanal Anastomotic Dehiscence and Stricture

Stenting Via Rendezvous Technique

Oztas, Erkin, MD*; Saygili, Fatih, MD; Ulas, Murat, MD; Disibeyaz, Selcuk, MD*

Surgical Laparoscopy Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques: October 2018 - Volume 28 - Issue 5 - p e88–e90
doi: 10.1097/SLE.0000000000000544
Online Articles: Technical Reports

An anastomotic leak is a serious complication of colorectal surgery. Leak management is often grueling, and a definitive stoma is often mandatory for rescue therapy. Herein, we present a patient who experienced coloanal anastomotic dehiscence and complete stricture at the proximal part of the anastomosis. This case was successfully treated with a fully covered self-expandable metallic stent placement via the combined endoscopic (per ileostomy) and manual (per anal channel) rendezvous technique.

Departments of *Gastroenterology

Surgery, ESOGU Faculty of Medicine, Eskişehir

Department of Gastroenterology, Ankara Yuksek Ihtisas Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Reprints: Erkin Oztas, MD, Eskişehir Osmangazi Üniversitesi Tip Fakültesi İç Hastaliklari ABD, Gastroenteroloji Bilim Dali, Büyükdere Mahallesi, Meşelik Yerleşkesi, 26040 Odunpazari, Eskişehir, Turkey (e-mail:

Received February 3, 2018

Accepted April 19, 2018

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