Publications/articles

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

Esophageal replacement by a tissue engineered substitute

22 October 2014

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Recurrent tracheoesophageal fistula in esophageal atresia

18 October 2014

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Esophageal atresia: long-term morbidities in adolescence and adulthood.

06 October 2014

Abstract Survival rates in esophageal atresia (EA) patients have reached 90%. In long-term follow-up studies the focus has shifted from purely surgical or gastrointestinal evaluation to a multidisciplinary approach. We evaluated the long-term morbidity in adolescent and adult EA patients […] LEARN MORE

International survey on the management of esophageal atresia.

06 October 2014

INTRODUCTION: Because many aspects of the management of esophageal atresia (EA) are still controversial, we evaluated the practice patterns of this condition across Europe. METHODS: A survey was completed by 178 delegates (from 45 [27 European] countries; 88% senior respondents) […] LEARN MORE