The Effect of Serosal Suture Reinforcement on Burst Pressure in Sleeve Gastrectomy Specimens

Karakoyun R., Gunduz U., Bulbuller N., Ozdemir S., Banli O., Altun H., ...More

SURGICAL LAPAROSCOPY ENDOSCOPY & PERCUTANEOUS TECHNIQUES, vol.24, no.5, pp.424-428, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Purpose: Staple-line leak is a life-threatening complication of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. Reinforcement materials have been reported to lower the risk of staple-line bleeding, but their effects on leak risk have not been elucidated. The aim of this study was to compare the effects of 2 supportive techniques on burst pressures in sleeved gastrectomy specimens.