Three-year eats for first time after esophagus reconstructed

Jan 11, 2019 64

A three-year-old girl has eaten autonomously for the first time after her esophagus was reconstructed by a team of surgeons at Turin's Regina Margherita pediatric hospital.

The little girl suffered from a congenital malformation - type A esophageal atresia. Before the groundbreaking surgery, the toddler was first fed through a nasogastric tube and then intravenously.

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