Dilated ureter for esophageal substitution: A preliminary experimental study in the rat

Uygun I., Otcu S., Ozekinci S., Okur M. H. , Arslan M. S. , Aydogdu B.

CLINICS AND RESEARCH IN HEPATOLOGY AND GASTROENTEROLOGY, vol.38, no.1, pp.92-98, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background: Esophageal replacement using digestive organs such as the colon, stomach, or jejunum has been used to treat long-gap esophageal atresia and caustic esophageal strictures. Nevertheless, it presents a major challenge. Here, we report a preliminary experimental study that examined the use of a free dilated ureter as an option for esophageal substitution in a transplantation rat model.