Noticias 3 noviembre, 2015 – 21 Heshvan 5776 Departamento de Comunicación Institucional Departamento de Comunicación Institucional
We are excited to share news that the non-surgical option for babies with esophageal atresia, pioneered by Dr. Mario Zaritzky, has been successfuly conducted at The University of Chicago.
We first shared news of this treatment last spring. You can read more here.
From our earlier story, quoting WRAL:
“Annalise was born missing about one-third of her esophagus, meaning she couldn’t eat or even swallow saliva because her throat and stomach weren’t connected. The condition, known as esophageal atresia, affects about one in 80,000 infants.
Surgery has traditionally been the only way to repair the problem until Dr. Mario Zaritzky, a pediatric radiologist with the University of Chicago Medicine, developed a magnet-based procedure. Magnets are inserted into the upper and lower ends of the esophagus, and they pull the two ends together over the course of a week so the tissue can fuse together properly.”