Minimally invasive surgical approach in children treated for oesophageal atresia is associated with attention problems at school age: a prospective cohort study
Conclusion: Children who undergo minimally invasive surgery for OA correction are at risk for sustained attention problems at school age. Future studies unravelling the effects of perioperative events on neurodevelopment should lead to optimal surgical, anaesthesiological, and intensive care management in the neonatal period.What is Known:• School-aged children born with oesophageal atresia have normal intelligence but problems with sustained attention at eight years.What is New:• Oesophageal atresia patients, who undergo minimally invasive surgery or who have a background of lower socioeconomic status are at serious r...
Source: European Journal of Pediatrics - February 16, 2024 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

Erratum: Missed Proximal Tracheoesophageal Fistula (TEF) in a Neonate with Type D Esophageal Atresia
European J Pediatr Surg Rep. 2024; 12: e1-e1 DOI: 10.1055/s-0044-1779612 Georg Thieme Verlag KG Rüdigerstraße 14, 70469 Stuttgart, GermanyArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  open access Full text (Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports)
Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports - February 16, 2024 Category: Surgery Authors: Menso, Julia E. Reijntjes, Maud A. Oomen, Matthijs W. Rinkel, Rico N.P.M. Terheggen-Lagro, Suzanne W.J. Gorter, Ramon R. Tags: Erratum Source Type: research

Long-term airway outcomes and interventions in children with oesophageal atresia with tracheoesophageal fistula: A 20-year single centre observational study
Airway anomalies, symptoms and interventions are commonly reported in children with oesophageal atresia with tracheoesophageal fistula (OA/TOF). The purpose of this study was to assess the incidence of these airway pathologies and those requiring interventions in the long-term. (Source: Journal of Pediatric Surgery)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Surgery - February 9, 2024 Category: Surgery Authors: Sandra Elizabeth Davis, Carl Davis, Neil Patel, Haytham Kubba, Andrew Clement Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor in Response to: What Proportion of Children with Complex Oesophageal Atresia Require Oesophageal Lengthening Procedures?
We read with interest Phillips and Jaffray ’s article on success of delayed primary anastomosis (DPA) for complex oesophageal atresia (OA)[1]. While we value the ‘words of caution’ regarding adoption of novel procedures, the manuscript is biased. For debate, one must consider the merits and drawbacks of DPA and traction for challenging cases of OA. (Source: Journal of Pediatric Surgery)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Surgery - February 9, 2024 Category: Surgery Authors: Paul Stephen Cullis, Jimmy Lam, Dipankar Dass, Fraser Munro, Dariusz Patkowski Source Type: research

Repair of complex esophageal atresia with tracheobronchial remnant using special magnets
We describe our experience with a patient found to have long-gap EA with a distal cartilaginous ring who was managed using a combination of esophageal lengthening and magnetic compression anastomosis. A 5-month-old girl was referred to us from an outside hospital with type C EA including a very high upper pouch. She had undergone a prior thoracotomy with fistula ligation during which a clip was placed on the lower esophagus, leaving a 2-cm diverticulum on the trachea and a short lower esophageal pouch. Upon endoscopic evaluation at our center, we found a tracheobronchial remnant in the lower esophagus between the clip and ...
Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports - February 2, 2024 Category: Surgery Authors: Reich, Charlotte Weigl, Elena Holler, Anne-Sophie Lee, William Harrison, Michael Muensterer, Oliver J. Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Neurodevelopmental evaluation of children who were operated due to congenital anomaly with the ‘Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ)’ and ‘ASQ: Social–Emotional’
ConclusionsIn children who underwent surgery due to congenital anomalies, an evaluation through developmental tests, a post-surgical follow-up process, and a referral to the relevant disciplines when necessary may increase the success of surgery as well as increase the life quality of the patient. (Source: Pediatric Surgery International)
Source: Pediatric Surgery International - February 1, 2024 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Outcomes of premature infants with type C esophageal atresia
To review the outcomes of premature patients with type C esophageal atresia (EA). (Source: Journal of Pediatric Surgery)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Surgery - January 31, 2024 Category: Surgery Authors: Annie Le-Nguyen, Émilie Kate Landry, Prévost Jantchou, Caroline Daoust, Nelson Piché, Ann Aspirot, Christophe Faure Source Type: research

To assess the cell lines on esophagogastroduod enoscopies of children with feeding difficulty, esophageal fistula and asthma with histologic abnormality
Cell Mol Biol (Noisy-le-grand). 2023 Dec 31;69(15):12-20. doi: 10.14715/cmb/2023.69.15.3.ABSTRACTThe purpose of this study is to evaluate the cell lines seen on esophagogastoduodenoscopy (EGD) of children who have difficulties feeding, esophageal fistula, and asthma that has some histologic abnormalities. This is a study that looked back at the medical records of 100 children whose cells had been surgically restored after being impacted by EA or TEF. A review of the instrumental tests that were carried out at our facility has been conducted in order to identify any lingering anatomic or functional abnormalities of the airw...
Source: Cellular and Molecular Biology - January 27, 2024 Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Jun Li Shixiong Yang Source Type: research

Surgical treatment for severe pediatric tracheobronchomalacia: the 20-year experience of a single center
CONCLUSIONS: Isolated or combined surgical procedures improved respiratory symptoms in 80 % of children with severe tracheobronchomalacia. The choice of procedure should be individualized and guided by etiology: anterior aortopexy for anterior compression, posterior tracheopexy for membranous intrusion, and posterior descending aortopexy for left bronchus obstruction.PMID:38278512 | DOI:10.1016/j.jped.2023.10.008 (Source: Jornal de Pediatria)
Source: Jornal de Pediatria - January 26, 2024 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Caroline Gargioni Barreto Marcelo Costamilan Rombaldi Felipe Colombo de Holanda Iara Siqueira Lucena Paola Maria Santis Isolan Russell Jennings Jos é Carlos Fraga Source Type: research

A Narrative Review of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures and Their Application in Recent Pediatric Surgical Research: Advancing Knowledge and Offering New Perspectives to the Field
Conclusions This review reveals gaps in the application of PROMs in recent pediatric surgical research. Emphasis should be placed on the development and utilization of psychometrically robust PROMs, broadening the scope of covered diseases, conducting impact assessments, and evaluating implementation strategies. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Rüdigerstraße 14, 70469 Stuttgart, GermanyArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery - January 25, 2024 Category: Surgery Authors: Spivack, Olivia K.C. Dellenmark-Blom, Michaela Dingemann, Jens ten Kate, Chantal A. Wallace, Vuokko Bramer, Wichor M. Quitmann, Julia H. Rietman, Andre Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Thoracoscopic Stage Internal Traction Repair Reduces Time to Achieve Esophageal Continuity in Long Gap Esophageal Atresia
Conclusion Thoracoscopic internal traction technique reduces time to achieve esophageal continuity and the need for esophageal substitution while maintaining a similar early complication rate. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Rüdigerstraße 14, 70469 Stuttgart, GermanyArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery - January 22, 2024 Category: Surgery Authors: Borselle, Dominika Davidson, Joseph Loukogeorgakis, Stavros De Coppi, Paolo Patkowski, Dariusz Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

The French Experience with a Population-Based Esophageal Atresia Registry (RENATO)
We report our experience about the conception of this database and its coordination. Data management and data quality are also detailed. In 2023, more than 2,500 patients with EA are included. Prevalence of EA in France was calculated at 1.8/10,000 live birth. Main clinical results are listed with scientific publications issued directly from the register. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Rüdigerstraße 14, 70469 Stuttgart, GermanyArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery - January 22, 2024 Category: Surgery Authors: Sfeir, Rony Aumar, Madeleine Sharma, Dyuti Labreuche, Julien Dauchet, Luc Gottrand, Frederic Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Unintentional Suture Fistula Between the Proximal and Distal Esophagus in a Preterm Neonate with Type C Esophageal Atresia
We present the case of a patient with gross type C esophageal atresia in a preterm neonate (gestational age of 31 weeks + 1 day) with a birth weight of 1,470 g. The fistula was released via a thoracotomy, but no primary anastomosis could be made, due to an unexpected long gap. The distal esophagus was closed and approximated to the blind pouch using traction sutures until an adjacent position was reached. A gastrostomy was created for enteral feeding. Although a second attempt to make an anastomosis was unsuccessful, the patient unexpectedly developed a suture fistula 6 weeks after the first procedure, enabling feeding v...
Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports - January 22, 2024 Category: Surgery Authors: Menso, Julia E. Reijntjes, Maud A. Mussies, Carlijn M. van Wijk, Michiel P. Zwaveling, Sander Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Missed Proximal Tracheoesophageal Fistula (TEF) in a Neonate with Type D Esophageal Atresia
We present the case of a patient with the rare type D esophageal atresia (EA), diagnosed after correction of an EA initially diagnosed as type C. Routine postoperative contrast esophagogram showed a missed proximal tracheoesophageal fistula. This case report illustrates the potential difficulties to diagnose type D EA. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Rüdigerstraße 14, 70469 Stuttgart, GermanyArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports)
Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports - January 10, 2024 Category: Surgery Authors: Menso, Julia E. Reijntjes, Maud A. Oomen, Matthijs W. Rinkel, Rico N.P.M. Terheggen-Lagro, Suzanne W.J. Gorter, Ramon R. Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Inverse ratio ventilation versus conventional ratio ventilation during one lung ventilation in neonatal open repair of esophageal atresia/tracheoesophageal fistula: A randomized clinical trial
CONCLUSION: There may be a role for inverse ratio ventilation with appropriate positive end-expiratory pressure to reduce the incidence of hypoxemia during open repair of esophageal atresia/tracheoesophageal fistula in neonates, further studies are required to establish the safety and efficacy of this technique.PMID:38189583 | DOI:10.1111/pan.14836 (Source: Paediatric Anaesthesia)
Source: Paediatric Anaesthesia - January 8, 2024 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Azza M Youssef Hala S El-Ozairy Ahmed M El-Hennawy Akram M Amer Source Type: research