This device for treatment and prophylaxis of anastomotic leakage in the upper and lower GIT combines a stent with vacuum therapy. It has just been launched by MT micro-tech. The original patent was held by Frank Pfeffer and me in 2003. However, at that time nobody could be convinced to produce it. Now, a surgical working group in Colongne has picked up the idea and achieved industrial production.
I hope it will be a success – the idea is still good.
Author: Prof Stefan Benz, Germany