US doctors report reconstructing new esophagus tissue in a critically ill patient

Posted by on April 9, 2016 1:17 pm
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American doctors report the first case of a human patient whose severely damaged esophagus was reconstructed using commercially available FDA approved stents and skin tissue. Seven years after the reconstruction and four years after the stents were removed, the patient continues to eat a normal diet and maintain his weight with no swallowing problems.

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