IMPLANT INFORMATION about the Alimentary System

What … for? (Indications)

Implants in the region of the digestive tract serve to repair and restore e. g. the continuity of the gastrointestinal tract (esophageal, biliary, pancreatic, duodenal, colo-rectal).
They help for abdominal wall reconstruction and the gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), accidental bowel leakage (fecal or bowel incontinence) and hernia repair.

Esophageal, duodenal stent
Numbers n/a
Depending from underlying disease.
ContraindicationsbehavioralMissing, low compliance
 medicalInfectious diseases, comorbidities precluding the expected benefit, frailty, procedure specific impediments, low life expectancy
 during surgeryUnexpected grade of disease.
Risksduring surgeryImpracticability (e.g. inability to pass through), problems with general anesthesia, death .
short termWound infection, no benefit.
long termChronic infection, rejection of the implant, no benefit.
restrictionsDepending from underlying disease, control regiment.
Failuresn/a, too many varieties
alloplasticPolyglactin 910 (PGLA)90% glycolide, 10% L-lactide
Monocryl-Prolene-CompositeUltrapro mesh, Hernia-System
Prolene-PDZ-ORZ (oxidated regenerated cellulosis) Composite
Vicryl ribbon
PDS, PPDX, PPDO (Polydioxanon)Ribbons, pins, foils
NitinolMetal stents
(metal alloy of nickel and titanium)pulmonal: tracheal, bronchial. gastrointestinal: esophageal, cardia, duodenal, biliary, colonic, rectal, segmental
PolydioxanonBiodegradable stent ELLA, integrity 6-8 weeks, disintegration 11-12 weeks
Polysorbate 20Additive, surfactant
Literature–   Basic–   Enteral Stents – Technology Status (ASGE 2011)
  –   Gastrointestinal Tract Stenting (2010)
  –   Safety and efficacy of gastrointestinal stents in cancer patients at a community hospital
  –   The role of endoluminal stents in gastrointestinal diseases
  –   Gastroduodenal Stent Placement: Current Status
  –   A Japanese prospective multicenter study of self-expandable metal stent placement for malignant colorectal obstruction: short-term safety and efficacy within 7 days of stent procedure in 513 cases (Matsuzawa et al. 2015)
–  ProblemsComplications of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (Green, 2006)
–   Complications of ERCP (Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography 2012)
–   Membrane Degradation of Covered Stents in the Upper Gastrointestinal Tract… (Kim JH et al., 2008)
Science/ Future– MDLAP-closed loop System (Medical Doctor Artificial Pancreas) artificial pancreas
Medical Societiessee here
Use the patient-information button or the doctor-finder in the medical societies section. If available you´ll find information in your language and matching the possibilities of your region.
Selected Patient InformationNutrition Guidelines Following Gastrointestinal Luminal Stent Placement (UVA)
– Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Information about dialysis and kidney disease
Register for Patientsn/a, no specific registry known

In the register of the registries you can check which ones are available.

The Implant-Register offers registration of implants online and you can download a printable version for your personal use.
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