Repair of esophageal perforations using a novel endoscopic suturing system

Joseph B Henderson, Aurora Health Care
Serge A Sorser, Aurora Health Care
Antwan N Atia, Aurora Health Care
Marc F Catalano, Aurora Health Care

St. Luke's Medical Center, Pancreatic Biliary Center


The role of interventional endoscopy in the repair of esophageal perforations is growing. In the following case series, we demonstrate the utility and clinical success of endoscopic suturing with the Overstitch device (Apollo Endosurgery, Austin, Texas, USA) to treat emergent, life-threatening esophageal perforations.