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

Long-term Complications of Congenital Esophageal Atresia, Single Institution Experience.
 

Author(s): M Koziarkiewicz, A Taczalska, I Jasinska-Jaskula, H Grochulska-Cerska, A Piaseczna-Piotrowska

Journal: Indian Pediatr. 2015 Jun;52(6):499-501.

 

To evaluate general health condition of children operated for esophageal atresia, including complications from gastrointestinal tract and skeletal defects.

Last Updated: 30 Jun 2015

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Dysphagia among adult patients who underwent surgery for esophageal atresia at birth.
 

Author(s): Valérie Huynh Trudeau, Stéphanie Maynard, Tatjana Terzic, Geneviève Soucy, Mickeal Bouin

Journal: Can J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2015 Mar;29(2):91-4.

 

Clinical experiences of adults who underwent surgery for esophageal atresia at birth is limited. There is some evidence that suggests considerable long-term morbidity, partly because of dysphagia, which has been reported in up to 85% of adult patients who undergo surgery for esophageal ...

Last Updated: 25 Mar 2015

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[Thoracoscopic repair of esophageal atresia with and without tracheoesophageal fistula].
 

Author(s): Isidora García L, Maricarmen Olivos P, Marcela Santos M, Miguel Guelfand C H

Journal: Rev Chil Pediatr. 2014 Jul;85(4):443-7.

 

Esophageal atresia (EA) is the interruption of the continuity of the esophagus, with or without persistent communication with the trachea. Recent advances in surgical techniques have made possible correction with minimally invasive surgery (MIS).

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2015

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The terms "Esophageal Atresia" returned 10 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[The role of genetic and environmental factors in the etiology of esophageal atresia and tracheo-esophageal fistula].
 

Author(s): Damian Bednarczyk, Robert Śmigiel, Maria Małgorzata Sąsiadek

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Esophageal atresia and tracheo-esophageal fistula are severe congenital malformations, whose etiology is still poorly understood. So far, numerous genetic and environmental factors that may contribute to the occurrence of these defects have been described and the literature is dominated ...

Last Updated: 25 Mar 2014

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[Esophageal atresia: prevalence, prenatal diagnosis and prognosis].
 

Author(s): C Garabedian, P Vaast, J Bigot, R Sfeir, L Michaud, F Gottrand, P Verpillat, C Coulon, D Subtil, V Houfflin Debarge

Journal: J Gynecol Obstet Biol Reprod (Paris). 2014 Jun;43(6):424-30.

 

Esophageal atresia (EA) is a rare congenital malformation (1 in 2,500 to 3,500 births). Prenatal diagnosis (PN) is particularly interesting allowing search for associated malformations related to worse prognosis forms (reference ultrasound, MRI and amniocentesis) and planning the ...

Last Updated: 19 Jun 2014

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An approach to the identification of anomalies and etiologies in neonates with identified or suspected VACTERL (vertebral defects, anal atresia, tracheo-esophageal fistula with esophageal atresia, cardiac anomalies, renal anomalies, and limb anomalies) association.
 

Author(s): Benjamin D Solomon, Linda A Baker, Kelly A Bear, Bridget K Cunningham, Philip F Giampietro, Colleen Hadigan, Donald W Hadley, Steven Harrison, Marc A Levitt, Nickie Niforatos, Scott M Paul, Cathleen Raggio, Heiko Reutter, Nicole Warren-Mora

Journal: J. Pediatr.. 2014 Mar;164(3):451-7.e1.

 

Last Updated: 24 Feb 2014

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Dumping Syndrome After Operation of Esophageal Atresia Type III
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Oesophageal Atresia; Dumping Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 14 Aug 2015

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Open or Keyhole Surgery Through the Chest for Newborn Babies: Effect on Blood Gases
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Esophageal Atresia With Tracheo-esophageal Fistula; Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

 

Last Updated: 8 Jun 2012

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Rectal and Oral Omeprazole Treatment of Reflux Disease in Infants.
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Gastroesophageal Reflux; Esophageal Atresia; Hernia, Diaphragmatic

 

Last Updated: 25 Apr 2013

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