Anastomotic stricture after surgical repair of esophageal atresia: frequency, risk factors, and efficacy of esophageal bougie dilatations.

@article{Serhal2010AnastomoticSA,
  title={Anastomotic stricture after surgical repair of esophageal atresia: frequency, risk factors, and efficacy of esophageal bougie dilatations.},
  author={Lydia Serhal and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Gottrand and Rony Sfeir and Dominique Guimber and Patrick Devos and Michel Bonnevalle and L. Storme and Dominique Turck and Laurent Michaud},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={45 7},
  pages={
          1459-62
        }
}
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 atresia type III (Ladd and Gross) over a 5-year period were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS Anastomotic stricture developed in 23 (37… CONTINUE READING
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