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Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 384143, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/384143
Case Report

Endoscopic Treatment of a Gastrocutaneous Fistula Using the Over-The-Scope-Clip System: A Case Report

1Endoscopy Unit, University General Hospital of Alexandroupolis, Democritus University of Thrace, Dragana 68100, Alexandroupolis, Greece
21st Department of Surgery, University General Hospital of Alexandroupolis, Democritus University of Thrace, Dragana 68100, Alexandroupolis, Greece
3Radiology Department, University General Hospital of Alexandroupolis, Democritus University of Thrace, Dragana 68100, Alexandroupolis, Greece
42nd Department of Surgery, University General Hospital of Alexandroupolis, Democritus University of Thrace, Dragana 68100, Alexandroupolis, Greece

Received 12 January 2011; Accepted 31 March 2011

Academic Editor: Pedro F. Escobar

Copyright © 2011 Georgios Kouklakis et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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