Novel Approach for the Dissection of Upper Pouch during Primary Repair of Esophageal Atresia with Tracheoesophageal Fistula: Technique and Results

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

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Conclusion Participants of the first ERNICA conference reached significant consensus on the follow-up of patients with EA/TEF who undergo primary anastomosis. Fundamental statements regarding centralization, multidisciplinary approach, and involvement of patient organizations were formulated. These consensus statements will provide the cornerstone for uniform treatment protocols and resultant optimized patient care. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text
Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Conclusion: Using a sling of the linea alba around the cardioesophageal junction, prevents gastroesophageal reflux and escape of air from esophagus into the stomach, gives time to improve the respiratory and nutritional status of the patient, for a subsequent safer delayed primary anastomosis.
Source: Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Meera Luthra, Chiranjiv Kumar, Sanjay Saran BaijalJournal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons 2020 25(1):43-45 Choledocholithiasis (CDL) in neonates and infants is <1 in 5000. There is no gold standard for the management of CDL in the pediatric population. In English literature, this is the first case report of a baby born with esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula (Type C) with cholangitis, who underwent percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage and peroral extraction of a large calculus in the common bile duct after primary repair of esophagus.
Source: Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Esophageal atresia with or without a tracheo-esophageal fistula is a challenging anomaly in neonates. Thoracoscopic repair is gaining popularity now in pediatric surgery community. The present study aims at comparing the short term outcomes of thoracoscopy versus classic thoracotomy for repair of such conditions.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
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 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
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
In this study, we compare intra- and post-operative outcomes of both techniques. A systematic review and meta-analyses was performed. A search strategy was developed in consultation with a librarian which was executed in CENTRAL, MEDLINE, and EMBASE from inception until January 2017. Two independent researchers screened eligible articles at title and abstract level. Full texts of potentially relevant articles were then screened again. Relevant data were extracted and analyzed. 48 articles were included. A meta-analysis found no statistically significant difference between thoracoscopy and thoracotomy in our primary outcome...
Source: Pediatric Surgery International - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Open and thoracoscopic correction of esophageal atresia were associated with periods of severe metabolic derangements. These events need to be taken into account for the evaluation of esophageal atresia (surgical) care and in evaluations of short- and long-term outcomes. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 31343794 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Paediatric Anaesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Paediatr Anaesth Source Type: research
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