Categorization and repair of recurrent and acquired tracheoesophageal fistulae occurring after esophageal atresia repair.

Abstract

PURPOSE Recurrent trachea-esophageal fistula (recTEF) is a frequent (5%-10%) complication of congenital TEF (conTEF) and esophageal atresia (EA) repair. In addition, postoperative acquired TEF (acqTEF) can occur in addition to or even in the absence of prior conTEF in the setting of esophageal anastomotic complications. Reliable repair often proves… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2016.08.012

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