A new prognostic classification for esophageal atresia.

@article{Poenaru1993ANP,
  title={A new prognostic classification for esophageal atresia.},
  author={D Poenaru and J M Laberge and Ian Neilson and F M Guttman},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={1993},
  volume={113 4},
  pages={426-32}
}
BACKGROUND Waterston's risk categories have been extensively used in the past for the classification and management of neonates with esophageal atresia. Advances in neonatal care have affected the prognostic usefulness of the Waterston classification. The purpose of this study is to formulate a new classification of risk factors that would more accurately predict outcome. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed 95 consecutive cases of esophageal atresia and/or tracheoesophageal fistula treated at… CONTINUE READING
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