Prediction of gap length by plain radiograph of chest with nasogastric tube in the upper esophagus in patients with esophageal atresia and distal tracheoesophageal fistula

Conclusion: Prediction of gap length by vertebral level of arrest of the nasogastric tube in the upper pouch in a preoperative chest X-ray correlated well with intra operatively measured gap length in cases of EA-TEF.
Source: Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research

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AbstractObjectiveTracheo-oesophageal fistula (TOF) is a rare pathology. It can be congenital and concurrent with other congenital anomalies such as oesophageal atresia, laryngeal and tracheal agenesis, or it can be acquired. The purpose of this study was to analyse various management strategies and their outcomes in infants and children with TOF and identify potential areas for standardisation of the fistula repair procedures.MethodsAt a single institution, a retrospective analysis of infants and children with congenital or acquired TOF between 2013 and 2019 was performed. Thirteen patients were identified. Data collection...
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
We describe a technical modification to approach for dissection of proximal pouch in patients undergoing the primary repair of congenital Esophageal atresia with tracheoesophageal fistula (EA-TEF).
Source: Journal of Pediatric Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Operative Techniques Source Type: research
Objectives: The aim of the study was to evaluate acid and nonacid gastroesophageal reflux in infants and school-aged children with esophageal atresia (EA) using pH-impedance (pH-MII) monitoring. Methods: Between 2012 and 2017, all 24-hour pH-MII studies performed in infants (≤18 months) and 8-year olds with EA were included. Antiacid therapy was discontinued before study. Exclusion criteria were: isolated tracheoesophageal fistula; esophageal replacement therapy; tube feeding; and monitoring
Source: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Original Articles: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 22 October 2019Source: Surgery (Oxford)Author(s): Spencer W. BeasleyAbstractOesophageal atresia and tracheo-oesophageal fistula is a congenital structural abnormality that affects 1:4500 live infants. It is due to failure of the primitive foregut tube to separate correctly into oesophagus and trachea. About 50% have associated abnormalities, of which the VACTERL (Vertebral, Anorectal, Cardiac, Tracheo-oEsophageal, Renal and Limb) association is the most common. Prematurity is common and all have some degree of tracheomalacia. Surgery of the common type can be performed through a fourth in...
Source: Surgery (Oxford) - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
We report on a newborn with TEF who developed HS after thoracoscopic repair. On the first day of life, the girl (3,480 g, gestation age: 41 week) underwent thoracoscopic repair of a type C esophageal atresia (TEF; OR time 105 minute) without complications. The postoperative course was uneventful, the patient swallowed and thrived well and did not require esophageal dilatations. At 2 years of age, missing facial flushing, transpiration, and warming on the right side of her face during agitation were noticed. As no further intervention was required, the girl and her parents adapted well to the symptoms. Our rep...
Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The clearly defined VACTERL component features and the VACTERL subtypes introduced will improve both clinical practice and etiologic research. PMID: 31499513 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Pediatric Research - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Pediatr Res Source Type: research
Conclusion: NSICU survival rate was 85.5% and net death rate was observed to be 14.5%. Sepsis was the major reason for mortality in NSICU.
Source: Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractThe study aimed to assess concerns of caregivers of children with EA-TEF related to feeding –swallowing difficulties, compare the concerns according to type of atresia and repair time, and investigate its relationship with time to start oral feeding. Caregivers accompanying 64 children with EA-TEF were included. Age, sex, type of atresia, repair time, and time to start oral feeding were noted. Parents completed the Turkish version of the Feeding/Swallowing Impact Survey (T-FS-IS) to assess the concerns of caregivers related to feeding–swallowing difficulties. The T-FS-IS has three subscales including da...
Source: Dysphagia - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research
AbstractBackground/purposeThe volume –outcome relationship and optimal surgical volumes for repair of congenital anomalies in neonates is unknown.MethodsA retrospective study of infants who underwent diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), gastroschisis (GS), and esophageal atresia/tracheoesophageal fistula (EA/TEF) repair at US hospitals using the Kids ’ Inpatient Database 2009–2012. Distribution of institutional volumes was calculated. Multi-level logistic/linear regressions were used to determine the association between volume and mortality, length of stay, and costs.ResultsTotal surgical volumes were 1186 for CDH...
Source: Pediatric Surgery International - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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