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

Primary intrathoracic gastric volvulus in the neonatal period: a differential diagnosis of esophageal atresia.
 

Author(s): Driss El Azzouzi

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Intrathoracic gastric volvulus in the neonatal period is a rare surgical emergency. Delays in diagnosis and treatment are life-threatening due to progressive deterioration of the gastric walls. Presentation in this period can be confused with the possibility of esophageal atresia ...

Last Updated: 13 Oct 2014

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Mucosal bridge as a cause of dysphagia after surgery for esophageal atresia.
 

Author(s): Laurence Chapuy, M Pomerleau, Patricia Perreault, Christophe Faure

Journal: Can J Gastroenterol Hepatol. ;28(7):350.

 

Last Updated: 27 Aug 2014

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Myofibroblastic cell activation and neovascularization predict native liver survival and development of esophageal varices in biliary atresia.
 

Author(s): Janne S Suominen, Hanna Lampela, Päivi Heikkilä, Jouko Lohi, Hannu Jalanko, Mikko P Pakarinen

Journal: World J. Gastroenterol.. 2014 Mar;20(12):3312-9.

 

To study the relation between collagen 1, α-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA) and CD34 expression and the most essential portoenterostomy (PE) outcomes.

Last Updated: 3 Apr 2014

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The terms "Esophageal Atresia" returned 9 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[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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Genetic and cellular mechanisms of the formation of esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula.
 

Author(s): I J Jacobs, J Que

Journal: Dis. Esophagus. ;26(4):356-8.

 

Foregut separation involves dynamic changes in the activities of signaling pathways and transcription factors. Recent mouse genetic studies demonstrate that some of these pathways interact with each other to form a complex network, leading to a unique dorsal-ventral patterning in ...

Last Updated: 17 May 2013

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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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