Embryology of the early foregut.

  title={Embryology of the early foregut.},
  author={Roman Patrick Metzger and Robin Wachowiak and Dietrich Kluth},
  journal={Seminars in pediatric surgery},
  volume={20 3},
In embryology, no agreement exists how the early foregut differentiates into the respiratory tract and the intestinal tract. In particular, the formation of the early lung anlage as well as the process of separation of trachea and esophagus remains unclear. This process is explained in a rather schematic way and aims more to explain pathologic findings, whereas true embryologic investigations are extremely rare in this field. Here, scanning electron microscopy of the normal foregut development… CONTINUE READING


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