[Long-term complications of esophageal atresia].

  title={[Long-term complications of esophageal atresia].},
  author={Akiko Yokoi and Eiji Nishijima},
  journal={Nihon Geka Gakkai zasshi},
  volume={110 4},
Esophageal atresia (EA) is a rather common neonatal anomaly frequently associated with other congenital anomalies such as cardiac, genitourinary, and anorectal malformations and chromosomal disorders. It is suggested that the abnormal pattern of expression of the gene Sonic hedgehog is associated with failure of tracheoesophageal separation resulting in EA in an animal model. EA with distal tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) is the most common type of EA and is usually treated successfully with… CONTINUE READING