• Verschluss chronischer Läsionen
  • Closure of chronic lesions

Clinical Bulletin OTSC System - Bariatric Surgery

This clinical bulletin Bariatric Surgery offers information for health care professionals about the OTSC System in the treatment of bariatric surgery complications.

Performance of the OTSC System in the endoscopic closure of gastrointestinal fistulae a meta-analysis
Weiland T, Fehlker M, Gottwald T, Schurr MO
Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol. 2012; 21(4):249-58

The recent issue of “Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies” publishes a systematic review and meta-analysis on the challenging field of closing gastrointestinal fistulae by means of the OTSC® System. The paper provides an extensive overview of relevant primary clinical research, case reports and conference abstracts published on this topic. The statistical evaluation of, in total, 19 examined articles revealed a high rate of procedural success (mean 84.6%; 95% confidence interval 66.6 % to 93.8%) and durable clinical success (mean 69.0%; 95% confidence interval 51.8 % to 82.2%) in OTSC-mediated closing of GI fistulae. 
In summary, the authors rate endoscopic closure of gastrointestinal fistulae by means of the OTSC® Systems as a safe and effective method.