Co-expression pattern of growth factor receptors in a model of wound healing for esophagogastric anastomoses in rats

Daniel Drescher, Laura Kulzer, Carl Christoph Schimanski, Hauke Lang & Ines Gockel
Introduction: Anastomotic leakage after gastrointestinal surgery is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. In particular, esophagogastric anastomoses are vulnerable to leakage, resulting in an increased need for reoperation and a high risk of subsequent anastomotic stenosis formation and fistula.[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]