Esophageal Atresia

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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 89 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Our experience in two cases of type IV laryngotracheoesophageal cleft (LTEC) with a diagnosis of antenatal esophageal atresia.
 

Author(s): Kaan Sonmez, Ramazan Karabulut, Zafer Turkyilmaz, Canan Turkyilmaz, Berrin Isik, Sibel Eryilmaz, Kıvanc Seref, Ebru Ozcan, Gul Meral Hosgoren, Abdullah Can Basaklar

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Laryngotracheoesophageal clefts (LTECs) are rare congenital defects that are often accompanied by additional anomalies. The major issues in the treatment of these patients are intraoperative exposure insufficiency, technical difficulty of the operation, and anesthesia problems originating ...

Last Updated: 28 Apr 2017

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Isolated tracheoesophageal fistula versus esophageal atresia - Early morbidity and short-term outcome. A single institution series.
 

Author(s): R B Tröbs, W Finke, M Bahr, C Roll, M Nissen, M R Vahdad, G Cernaianu

Journal: Int. J. Pediatr. Otorhinolaryngol.. 2017 Mar;94():104-111.

 

We compared the postnatal course, morbidity and early results after repair for cases of isolated or "pure" TEF with those for cases of esophageal atresia (EA) with distal tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF).

Last Updated: 7 Feb 2017

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Brain Oxygenation During Thoracoscopic Repair of Long Gap Esophageal Atresia.
 

Author(s): Lisanne J Stolwijk, David C van der Zee, Stefaan Tytgat, Desiree van der Werff, Manon J N L Benders, Maud Y A van Herwaarden, Petra M A Lemmers

Journal: World J Surg. 2017 May;41(5):1384-1392.

 

Elongation and repair of long gap esophageal atresia (LGEA) can be performed thoracoscopically, even directly after birth. The effect of thoracoscopic CO2-insufflation on cerebral oxygenation (rScO2) during the consecutive thoracoscopic procedures in repair of LGEA was evaluated.

Last Updated: 6 Jan 2017

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The terms "Esophageal Atresia" returned 14 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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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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Outcomes of thoracoscopy versus thoracotomy for esophageal atresia with tracheoesophageal fistula repair: A PRISMA-compliant systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Yi-Fan Yang, Rui Dong, Chao Zheng, Zhu Jin, Gong Chen, Yan-Lei Huang, Shan Zheng

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Jul;95(30):e4428.

 

A thoracoscopic approach for repair of esophageal atresia (EA) with tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) has become a standard procedure in many pediatric surgical centers. However, whether thoracotomy or thoracoscopy offer advantages in terms of surgical outcomes is not known.

Last Updated: 30 Jul 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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