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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcome of patients with oesophageal atresia type III (EA), focusing on the presence of late sequelae and quality of life. METHODS This was a retrospective case ascertainment followed by clinical assessment of patients. The study parameters included the patients' demographic characteristics, associated(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the present national prospective population-based study was to assess the early morbidity of esophageal atresia (EA). METHODS All 38 multidisciplinary French centers that care for patients with EA returned a specific questionnaire about the 1-year outcome for each patient. This information was centralized, checked, and entered into a(More)
Esophageal atresia (EA) is a rare congenital malformation consisting of a lack of continuity between the upper and lower esophageal pouches, frequently associated with tracheoesophageal fistula. The prevalence of such rare abnormalities is established by global birth surveillance programs over the world. EUROCAT is a European program covering 1.7 million(More)
Although initial prognosis of oesophageal atresia is nowadays excellent with more than 95% of survival, the long-term complications are frequent. A gastro-oesophageal reflux is found in 26 to 75% of the cases, responsible for peptic oesophagitis, anastomotic stenosis and Barrett's oesophagus, risk factor of adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus. A dysphagia is(More)
AIMS The aim of this study was to evaluate the frequency and risk factors of postoperative anastomotic stricture, and the efficacy and complications of esophageal bougie dilatations for symptomatic anastomotic stricture in a population of children with esophageal atresia. PATIENTS AND METHODS The medical records of 62 children operated on for esophageal(More)
UNLABELLED Anastomotic stricture is the most common complication following the surgical repair of esophageal atresia, and is usually treated by esophageal dilation. OBJECTIVES The aims of this study were to assess in an infant population operated on at birth for type III or IV esophageal atresia: 1) the frequency of esophageal stenosis following the(More)
PURPOSE A prospective national register was established in 2008 to record all new cases of live-birth newborns with esophageal atresia (EA). This epidemiological survey was recommended as part of a national rare diseases plan. METHODS All 38 national centers treating EA participated by completing for each patient at first discharge a questionnaire(More)
UNLABELLED Cases of cow's milk protein allergy have been occasionally reported after neonatal intestinal surgery. AIM OF THE STUDY To measure the prevalence of cow's milk protein allergy (CMPA) following neonatal intestinal surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS The files of all children who underwent intestinal surgery in the neonatal period over a(More)
In childhood, the surgical treatment of gastroesophageal reflux is the main cause of dumping syndrome. We report the cases of 2 children with esophageal atresia who presented with dumping syndrome without any precipitating known factors, such as gastroesophageal reflux surgery or associated microgastria. Our data suggest (1) that dumping syndrome can occur(More)
BACKGROUND The reappearance of an occlusive syndrome after surgical treatment of patients with Hirschsprung disease is often caused by incomplete resection of the affected segment. Intraoperative examination of frozen biopsies assists surgery, but interpretation of biopsies in the transitional zone is difficult. METHODS We performed retrospective(More)