Unsuccessful alloplastic esophageal replacement with porcine small intestinal submucosa.

@article{Doede2009UnsuccessfulAE,
  title={Unsuccessful alloplastic esophageal replacement with porcine small intestinal submucosa.},
  author={Thorsten Doede and Michail Bondartschuk and Carsten Joerck and Eberhard Schulze and Matthias Goernig},
  journal={Artificial organs},
  year={2009},
  volume={33 4},
  pages={
          328-33
        }
}
In general, there is no perfect method for esophageal replacement under consideration of the numerous associated risks and complications. The aim of this study was to examine a new material--small intestinal submucosa (SIS)--in alloplastic esophageal replacement. We implanted tubular SIS prosthesis about 4 cm in length in the cervical esophagus of 14 piglets (weight 9-13 kg). For the first 10 days, the animals were fed parenterally, supplemented by free given water, followed by an oral feeding… CONTINUE READING
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