Esophageal Atresia

Common Name(s)

Esophageal Atresia

Esophageal atresia, also known as tracheoesophageal fistula, is a disorder that occurs before birth when the esophogous does not develop properly and in turn affects the digestive system. The esophogous is the tube that normally carries food from the mouth to the stomach. Symptoms of this disorder include bluish coloration of the skin, coughing, gagging, and choking when trying to eat as well as drooling. Some babies with this disorder also have other problems such as heart or other digestive tract disorders. Esophageal altresia is considered a surgical emergency and surgery to repair the esophogous should be done quickly after birth in order to treat the disorder. This disorder occurs in about 1 out of 4,000 births.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Esophageal Atresia" returned 94 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A scoring system to predict mortality in infants with esophageal atresia: A case-control study.
 

Author(s): Xiao-Wen Li, Ya-Jun Jiang, Xue-Qiu Wang, Jia-Lin Yu, Lu-Quan Li

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Aug;96(32):e7755.

 

Esophageal atresia (EA) is a rare anomaly that mandates surgical intervention. Patients with EA often have complicated medical courses due to both esophageal anomalies and related comorbidities. Although several prognostic classification systems have been developed to decrease the ...

Last Updated: 10 Aug 2017

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[Intraoperative management of esophageal atresia: small steps that cannot be ignored in Madagascar].
 

Author(s): Harifetra Mamy Richard Randriamizao, Aurélia Rakotondrainibe, Nadia Marie Philibertine Rahanitriniaina, Andriambelo Tovohery Rajaonera, Mamy Lalatiana Andriamanarivo

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The management of esophageal atresia is still limited due to the precariousness of technical equipments in Madagascar. Our case study aims to highlight possible therapeutic options and to describe the progresses to be made so as to optimize treatment of this congenital pathology. ...

Last Updated: 27 Jul 2017

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Outcomes of primary gastric transposition for long-gap esophageal atresia in neonates.
 

Author(s): Zhandong Zeng, Fengli Liu, Juan Ma, Yun Fang, Hongwei Zhang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Jun;96(26):e7366.

 

Gastric transposition is a relatively novel method of esophageal replacement. The purpose of this retrospective study was to assess the outcomes of long-gap esophageal atresia (LGEA) treated with esophageal replacement using primary gastric transposition in neonates.

Last Updated: 28 Jun 2017

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The terms "Esophageal Atresia" returned 16 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Surgical outcomes of different approaches to esophageal replacement in long-gap esophageal atresia: A systematic review.
 

Author(s): Jia Liu, Yifan Yang, Chao Zheng, Rui Dong, Shan Zheng

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 May;96(21):e6942.

 

Esophageal replacement (ER) surgery has been widely used in long-gap esophageal atresia (LGEA) over the past few decades. The most commonly used surgical approaches in many pediatric surgical centers include colon interposition (CI), gastric pull-up (GPU), jejunal interposition (JI), ...

Last Updated: 24 May 2017

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Twin pregnancy complicated by esophageal atresia, duodenal atresia, gastric perforation, and hypoplastic left heart structures in one twin: a case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Mohamad K Abou Chaar, Mariana L Meyers, Bethany D Tucker, Henry L Galan, Kenneth W Liechty, Timothy M Crombleholme, Ahmed I Marwan

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The antenatal diagnosis of a combined esophageal atresia without tracheoesophageal fistula and duodenal atresia with or without gastric perforation is a rare occurrence. These diagnoses are difficult and can be suspected on ultrasound by nonspecific findings including a small stomach ...

Last Updated: 18 Mar 2017

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Vertebral defect, anal atresia, cardiac defect, tracheoesophageal fistula/esophageal atresia, renal defect, and limb defect association with Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome in co-occurrence: two case reports and a review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Thomas Bjørsum-Meyer, Morten Herlin, Niels Qvist, Michael B Petersen

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The vertebral defect, anal atresia, cardiac defect, tracheoesophageal fistula/esophageal atresia, renal defect, and limb defect association and Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome are rare conditions. We aimed to present two cases with the vertebral defect, anal atresia, cardiac ...

Last Updated: 22 Dec 2016

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Individualized Management for Long Gap Esophageal Atresia
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Esophageal Atresia

 

Last Updated: 13 Jan 2017

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National Register of Oesophageal Atresia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Esophageal Atresia

 

Last Updated: 21 Sep 2016

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Dumping Syndrome After Operation of Esophageal Atresia Type III
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Oesophageal Atresia; Dumping Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 17 May 2017

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