Physiologic type reconstruction in upper gastrointestinal caustic strictures.
[Physiologic type reconstruction in upper gastrointestinal caustic strictures]. Orv Hetil. 2019 Apr;160(16):613-618 Authors: Kotsis L, Kostic S, Heiler Z, Vadász P Abstract The authors discuss their experience in the surgical treatment of caustic stenosis in the upper gastrointestinal tract. They present operative solutions using isoperistaltic transverse colonic segment in oesophageal stenosis caused by gastric outlet obstruction, or when these two presented together. Further indications for the above were bronchial or tracheo-oesophageal fistulas and oesophageal perforation. Late adaptation of the colonic grafts were measured by radiokinematography and histochemistry. The overall morbidity was 4.9%. Postoperative salivary fistulas closed spontaneously. Late postoperative complications (13.5%) were treated successfully. The multihaustral motility of the graft prevented the reflux, while the altered mucopolysaccharides of the colonic mucosa prevented the ulcer formation. Orv Hetil. 2019; 160(16): 613-618. PMID: 30983399 [PubMed - in process]
Conclusion: In this variant of tracheal atresia, the coexistent esophageal atresia precluded the establishment of a functional air passage. This variant that does not fall into the any of the described categories in accepted classification systems. The lack of any distal communication makes this case inoperable and fatal. PMID: 31314628 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Publication date: Available online 13 July 2019Source: Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case ReportsAuthor(s): Krista Kiyosaki, James Wall, Douglas R. SidellAbstractEsophageal coins rarely migrate extraluminally or cause systemic illness and the development of tracheoesophageal fistulae (TEF) secondary to coin ingestion is rare. When they do occur, surgical repair may be complicated by a contaminated operative site and systemic instability. As a means to review treatment options in this setting, we present a rare case of a 16-year-old female with a history of longstanding esophageal foreign body complicated by a large tracheoe...
Authors: Chaddha U, Hogarth DK, Murgu S PMID: 31285911 [PubMed]
ConclusionThere are multiple advantages of the supraclavicular flap, including simple preparation technique, reliable repair of the defects, and without the need for performing microvascular anastomosis. It can be safely used in head and neck reconstruction after surgery.
Conclusion Participants of the conference reached significant consensus on the management of patients with EA/TEF. The consensus may facilitate standardization and development of generally accepted guidelines. The conference methodology may serve as a blueprint for further conferences on the management of congenital malformations in pediatric surgery. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents | Abstract | Full text
Authors: Wu Y, Wu C Abstract A rare case of esophageal atresia/tracheo-esophageal fistula (EA-TEF) with an associated tracheobronchial remnant (TBR) is reported and discussed herein. A 13-month-old patient was seen with a complaint of vomiting of solid food 1 year after EA-TEF repair. An esophagogram showed a tapered narrowing in the lower segment of the esophagus. A re-operation was carried out and a pathologic examination of the resected stenotic segment revealed the presence of a TBR. PMID: 31236378 [PubMed]
BY ALI OZCAN, MD; AYUSH GUPTA, MD; ISABEL NEACATO, MD; DAVID DONALDSON, DO; &SHANNA JONES, MDA 17-year-old boy presented to the pediatric emergency department complaining of a right shoulder injury and right clavicular pain for two hours. The pain started after he checked another player into the boards while playing hockey. He had no head injury, loss of consciousness, or other trauma. He took 600 mg of ibuprofen with no relief, so he came to the ED.He had no past medical or surgical problems, and reported his pain as 4/10 over the clavicle region. His review of system was otherwise negative. The patient's vitals we...
Abstract A tracheoesophageal fistula is the formation of an abnormal communication between the airway and the esophagus. Acquired tracheoesophageal fistulas can be benign or malignant. The management is either surgical or endoscopic depending on the etiology, size and anatomy of the fistula as well as on the patient's performance status. The interventional treatment of choice is endoscopic stent implantation. In general, tracheoesophageal fistulas in patients with benign conditions are managed surgically. If the patient is unfit for surgery silicone stents should be used because they can be more easily removed aft...
Conclusion: In our series of 63 patients born with EA, mainly distal tracheoesophageal fistula, the prevalence of EoE is increased, and therefore should be considered in adolescents with EA.
Pediatric surgical trainees have limited exposure to advanced minimally invasive surgery (MIS) during their clinical training, particularly for cases such as esophageal atresia/tracheoesophageal fistula (EA/TEF). Simulation on validated neonatal models offers an alternative means of training that may augment traditional forms of training; but to be useful, they must fulfill certain criteria.