Pediatric Surgery International

, Volume 13, Issue 2–3, pp 84–87

The use of collagen-coated vicryl mesh for reconstruction of the canine cervical esophagus

  • D. Shinhar
  • R. Finaly
  • A. Niska
  • A. J. Mares
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DOI: 10.1007/s003830050254

Cite this article as:
Shinhar, D., Finaly, R., Niska, A. et al. Pediatr Surg Int (1998) 13: 84. doi:10.1007/s003830050254

Abstract

Collagen-coated vicryl mesh (CCVM) was used experimentally to patch partial and total segmental defects in the canine cervical esophagus. The esophageal healing process over a 6-month period with successful incorporation of the CCVM and esophageal wall regeneration are described. Twenty-two (91.7%) of 24 dogs survived the procedure without any evidence of esophageal stricture or dysphagia. CCVM has proved to be a suitable material for substitution of esophageal tissue in the canine model. Its clinical use in congenital and acquired esophageal lesions should be considered only pending further experimental laboratory work.

Key words Collagen-coated vicryl mesh Cervical esophageal substitution Canine esophageal healing process 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Shinhar
    • 1
  • R. Finaly
    • 1
  • A. Niska
    • 2
  • A. J. Mares
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Paediatric Surgery, Soroka Medical Centre, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University, P.O. Box 151, Beer-Sheba 84101, IsraelIL
  2. 2.Veteranian Institute, Beit Dagan, School of Veterinary Medicine, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, IsraelIL

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