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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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)84-87
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Surgery International
Volume13
Issue number2-3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Mar 1998

Keywords

  • Canine esophageal healing process
  • Cervical esophageal substitution
  • Collagen-coated vicryl mesh

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