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Repairing the Human Esophagus with Tissue Engineering (On-Demand) | April 2021
Release Date: April 2021
Viewing Time:
1 hour
Esophageal injuries such as partial-thickness defects from mucosal resections can result in fibrosis and refractory strictures. Similarly, full-thickness patch defects like perforations can lead to leaks and fistulae. Esophagectomy done for malignant and benign conditions can cause full-thickness, long-segment, circumferential defects. These require colon or gastric conduits to maintain luminal continuity. These conduits can be associated with significant morbidities leading to poor quality of life. During this presentation we will highlight some of the advances made in repairing the esophagus by using principles of tissue engineering. 

Release Date: April 2021
Viewing Time: 1 hour
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Kulwinder Dua, MD, DMSc, FRCP, FACP, FRCP, MASGE
Professor, Department of Medicine and Pediatrics
Professor, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Section Chief, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, VAMC
Director, Advanced Endoscopy Training program
Director, Pancreaticobiliary Center, DDC
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA
Adjunct International Professor, Gleneagles Apollo Hospital, Kolkata

Learning Objectives
  • Highlight various repairing techniques for partial or whole organ regeneration
  • How to prevent stricture formation in patients with extensive ESD
  • How to regrow the esophagus after surgical resection
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Availability: On-Demand
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
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