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France: a national register for esophageal atresia patients

09 July 2016

A National Esophageal Atresia Register was created in 2008 by the National Reference Center for Esophageal Congenital Abnormalities created in 2006. Primary goal was estimation of live birth prevalence in France. A national network of surgeons and pediatricians was initiated […] LEARN MORE

In-vivo oesophageal regeneration in a human being by use of a non-biological scaff old and extracellular matrix

09 July 2016

Background Tissue-engineered extracellular matrix populated with autologous pluripotent cells can result in de-novo organogenesis, but the technique is complex, not widely available, and has not yet been used to repair large oesophageal defects in human beings. We aimed to use […] LEARN MORE

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