Cryopreserved and then grafted, the transformation of the aorta into a trachea.
For a long time difficult, the trachea and bronchi have only had a reliable transplant protocol for a few years. The operation, conducted by doctors from the Paris Seine-Saint-Denis university hospitals, uses an aorta segment. Researchers from the Osteo-articular Bioengineering and Bioimaging Laboratory had studied upstream how the graft gradually transforms into a trachea. This work is published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.