Original article| Volume 86, ISSUE 2, P152-153, August 1953

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Failure of freeze-dried esophageal grafts

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      Freeze-dried esophageal grafts were used to replace the middle third of the esophagus in five experimental animals. These animals were given antibiotics and intravenous feedings postoperatively. The experiments ended uniformly in failure. In two cases failure was caused by rupture of the graft and in three cases, stricture.
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