VACTERL association complicated with multiple airway abnormalities: A case report
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.
ConclusionThe GBM algorithm showcased a considerably high discriminatory power for excluding the presence of obstructive CAD, with negative predictive value and positive predictive value of 100% and 38%, respectively.
Publication date: Available online 13 December 2019Source: Academic RadiologyAuthor(s): Farideh Mohtasham, Jamal Rahmani, Yousef Khani, Siamak Sabour
Conclusions: this is the largest study in pediatric NCFB. As the management of NCFB affected patients remains problematic, a better definition of clinical, radiological and microbiological features of NCFB is required to improve their management.Reference:1. BMC Pediatrics 2014;14: 299
Conclusion Tracheomalacia tends to be present independently of surgical procedure. Tracheomalacia should be measured by tracheoscopy (in % of tracheal collapse). Patients with a tracheal collapse of>80%, a ventral pulsation, and obstructive apnea or cyanosis in combination, are at risk for life-threatening situations and further surgical treatment should be considered. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents | Abstract | Full text
For most little kids, a trip to the supermarket is an annoying chore, made tolerable only by the opportunity to request sugary snacks as a reward. But when Charlotte McQueen accompanies her mother, Erin, to the store, it’s a journey marked by imagination and delight. “Mom, can we get that?” she asks, pointing to a can of pureed pumpkin. “Oh, and we’ll need marshmallows and we can make chocolate frosting. It will be a great cake!” At nearly 5 years old, Charlotte is an avid baker — a talent she picked up not at culinary school, but at the Yawkey Family Inn. There, a volunteer taught...
Conclusions: Close follow-up and multidisciplinary approach is recommended in children with EA-TEF, even after corrective surgery
Rationale: Congenital esophageal atresia (EA) and tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) ininfants have been treated well with surgery. Approximately 10% of children displayed recurrent fistula. In the present case, we reported recurrent TEF in an adolescent as a complication of EA/TEF in infancy. Patient concerns: An infant was diagnosed with gross type C congenital EA and TEF and subsequentlyunderwent repair in early infancy, with division of the TEF and primary esophageal anastomosis. Postoperative esophageal strictures developed and were relieved by bougienage of the esophagus partially. Then, the child had normal growth...
Children with congenital esophageal atresia (EA) and tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) have chronic respiratory symptoms including recurrent pneumonia, wheezing and persistent cough. The aim of this study is to ...
Tracheomalacia (TM) is defined as increased collapsibility of the trachea due to structural anomalies of the tracheal cartilage and/or posterior membrane. Tracheomalacia has a wide range of etiologies, but is most commonly present in children born with esophageal atresia and tracheal esophageal fistula. Clinical symptoms can range from minor expiratory stridor with typical barking cough to severe respiratory distress episodes to acute life-threatening events (ALTE). Although the majority of children have mild to moderate symptoms and will not need surgical intervention, some will need life changing surgical treatment.
This study describes patient outcomes undergoing direct tracheobronchopexy for TBM.