Researchers develop novel sealant patch for preventing intestinal leakage

By | August 20, 2021
A burst appendix or a life-threatening intestinal volvulus are emergencies that need to be treated by surgeons immediately. However, a life-saving operation, in which tissue from the digestive tract has to be reattached, bears some risks. After all, everything that is transported through the gastrointestinal tract to the outside world in fact belongs there – and should under no circumstances end up inside the abdominal cavity.