Dr. Christine Finck from Connecticut Children’s Hospital Medical Center treats children who have a gap in their esophagus.
Having witnessed children getting their esophagus stretched, she felt determined to find a new way to treat the condition.
Working alongside Biostage, she is developing a polyurethane tube (scaffold) that is implanted as a placeholder to bridge the gap in the esophagus until the esophagus grows around the scaffold.
About three weeks later, the scaffold is removed and replaced with a stent to keep the esophagus open.
The treatment is available for both children and adults.
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