Published online Jun 26, 2020. doi: 10.4252/wjsc.v12.i6.488
Peer-review started: February 14, 2020
First decision: April 29, 2020
Revised: May 2, 2020
Accepted: May 19, 2020
Article in press: May 19, 2020
Published online: June 26, 2020
Core tip: Stem cells have many characteristics and can be used to treat various diseases. Currently, the use of stem cells for the treatment of oesophageal diseases is developing but is still not very common. Therefore, this paper summarizes the relevant literature on stem cell therapy for oesophageal diseases, including oesophageal ulceration, acute radiation-induced oesophageal injury, corrosive oesophageal injury, oesophageal stricture formation after endoscopic submucosal dissection and oesophageal reconstruction, as well as gene therapy for oesophageal cancer, to promote better the development of stem cell therapy for oesophageal diseases.