Esophageal Coupling Device
Esophageal atresia with tracheal esophageal fitula occurs in approximately 1 in 1500-5000 newborns. This is a congenital defect in which the esophagus does not form a continuous connection to the stomach and instead ends in a pouch. Without treatme nt, the condition is fatal. Current treatments involve extensive surgery which can have lifelong effects on the patient and a significant mortality risk. Described within is a novel method and device that could be used as a minimally invasive metho d for repairing pediatric atresia.
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