lab-grown esophagus implanted into rats

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JoeyMac13
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   Posted 4/19/2014 1:18 AM (GMT -6)   
http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/lab-grown-esophagus-implanted-rat

The future is here!

Alcie
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   Posted 4/20/2014 3:13 PM (GMT -6)   
They've been using pieces of intestines to replace esophagus for years, at least in university hospitals.

theacidrefluxman
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   Posted 4/20/2014 7:18 PM (GMT -6)   
That is bad ass

opnwhl4
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   Posted 4/20/2014 9:56 PM (GMT -6)   
When my esophagus tore and wouldn't stop leaking after surgery. Twice I was scheduled to have my esophagus removed and either my stomach ot intestine used as my esophagus.

Thankfully they were able to get things under control.

Take care,
Bill
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7Stringer
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   Posted 4/21/2014 3:16 PM (GMT -6)   
If this is really trus, would this help with hiatal hernia? Or not really?

JoeyMac13
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   Posted 4/21/2014 5:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Probably not with the hernia itself; but if you have severe erosion or HGD that could take a donor or cloned esophagus, strip the cells off of it and use your own stem cells to bring it life and perform a transplant without the risk of your body rejecting it.
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