Current research

Circumferential esophageal replacement using a tube-shaped tissue-engineered substitute: An experimental study in minipigs

22 September 2015

Esophageal replacement by the colon or the stomach for malignant and nonmalignant esophageal diseases exposes to significant morbidity and mortality. In this setting, tissue engineering seems to be a seductive alternative. Methods. In a porcine model, we performed a 5-cm-long […] LEARN MORE

Bioartificial Esophagus in the Era of Tissue Engineering

04 April 2013

Surgical repair and bridging of the esophagus in newborns with esophageal atresia by primary anastomosis is successful in the majority of cases, whereas bridging of long-gap esophageal atresia is still a surgical challenge. In theses situations, delayed repair (primary hitching […] LEARN MORE