[Lessons we've learned in the treatment of long gap esophageal atresias].

@article{Castan2006LessonsWL,
  title={[Lessons we've learned in the treatment of long gap esophageal atresias].},
  author={Montserrat Casta{\~n}{\'o}n and Jordi Gomez i Prat and Laura Berg{\'e}s Saura and Miriam Est{\'e}banez Mu{\~n}oz and Matteo Corradini and Llu{\'i}s Morales},
  journal={Cirugia pediatrica : organo oficial de la Sociedad Espanola de Cirugia Pediatrica},
  year={2006},
  volume={19 2},
  pages={95-100}
}
BACKGROUND A gap greater than 3 cm between both esophageal pouches is observed in 1 of 20 cases of esophageal atresia. Our goal was to critically review our experience in the management of these patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS During 1995-2004, 15 patients were treated for a long gap esophageal atresia (LEA). Gaps ranged from 3 to 8 cm. Ten patients presented a pure esophageal atresia. They were managed with a gastrostomy and delayed repair: 8 Schärli interventions and 2 esophageal flaps. The… CONTINUE READING