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Endoscopy-Assisted Suture of Gastrocutaneous Fistula: A Promising Approach in Pediatric Patients

The American Journal of Gastroenterology (2018) | Download Citation

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  1. Pediatric Gastroenterology Unit, Centro Materno Infantil do Norte, Porto Hospital Center, Porto, Portugal

    • Helena Moreira Silva MD
    • , Rosa Lima MD
    •  & Fernando Pereira MD
  2. Gastroenterology Department, Santo António Hospital, Porto Hospital Center, Porto, Portugal

    • Ricardo Küttner-Magalhães MD

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Helena Moreira Silva, MD.

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Helena Moreira Silva planned and conducted the study, collected and interpreted the data, and drafted the manuscript. Rosa Lima, Fernando Pereira, and Ricardo Küttner-Magalhães planned and conducted the study, and critically reviewed the manuscript. All authors have approved the final draft submitted.

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Correspondence to Helena Moreira Silva MD.

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https://doi.org/10.1038/s41395-018-0213-6