Routine Bronchoscopy and Fogarty Catheter Occlusion of Tracheoesophageal Fistulas
Journal of Laparoendoscopic&Advanced Surgical Techniques , Vol. 0, No. 0.
Conclusion: Multiple airway anomalies may be seen in VACTERL association. It is worthwhile to make special note for evaluating the tracheobronchial pulmonary system by chest CT and bronchoscopy, especially patients presenting with breathing anomalies.
CONCLUSION: It is simple, feasible, and minimally invasive to use the magnetic compression technique for the establishment of the TEF model in dogs. PMID: 31435174 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSIONS: Flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy can be beneficial for the diagnosis and management of neonates with persistent or undiagnosed respiratory problems. PMID: 31333210 [PubMed - in process]
Foreign body ingestion in paediatric population is a very common problem. Usually the foreign bodies pass through the gastrointestinal tract without any complications; however, certain foreign bodies like button batteries might cause severe injuries like t...
CONCLUSION: Use of bronchoscopy varies considerably between institutions. Infants undergoing tracheo-oesophageal fistula repair are at risk of peri-operative respiratory morbidity. The advent of thoracoscopic repair has introduced further variation. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 30811748 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
We present a case of a 28-year old woman who presented with bizarre wheezing breath sounds on expiration and dysphagia, with unexplained significant dilation of the esophagus mimicking achalasia finally leading to the diagnosis of a very small congenital tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF). Congenital TEF is usually detected shortly after birth and is typically accompanied by esophageal atresia. Congenital TEF without esophageal atresia (H-type fistula) can be missed in early life and diagnosis may be postponed until adulthood due to subtle symptoms. Diagnosis is usually based upon a combination of esophagoscopy, bronchoscopy,...
Conclusion: we did not observe VCP in pre-operative bronchoscopy in patients undergoing EA/TEF repair, but observed VCP in 5.7% of patients during a post-operative re-evaluation, suggesting that VCP is an acquired lesion in TEF patients. Future studies are needed to determine whether VCP is present in some patients prior to EA/TEF repair, and if so, what the prevalence is.References:1. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2015; 124: 808-13.2. Laryngoscope. 2015; 125: 469-74.
Conclusions: Markers of evolution of CLM are difficult to homogenize. Clinical registries may help design more comprehensive care.
ConclusionsMDT approach to complex cases is becoming increasingly common across all specialties and is important in making decisions in these difficult cases. The benefits include shared experience of rare cases and full access to multidisciplinary expertise.
ConclusionsPlacement of an AERO stent was effective and acceptably safe for treating malignant airway disorders. Because the AERO stent can be removed safely, it can be used for palliation or as a bridge to chemoradiotherapy.