Dysphagia in adults operated on for esophageal atresia--use of a symptom score to evaluate correlated factors.

@article{Gatzinsky2011DysphagiaIA,
  title={Dysphagia in adults operated on for esophageal atresia--use of a symptom score to evaluate correlated factors.},
  author={Vladimir Gatzinsky and Linus J{\"o}nsson and C Johansson and Gunnar G{\"o}thberg and Ulla Sill{\'e}n and Lars G{\"o}ran Friberg},
  journal={European journal of pediatric surgery : official journal of Austrian Association of Pediatric Surgery ... [et al] = Zeitschrift fur Kinderchirurgie},
  year={2011},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={94-8}
}
INTRODUCTION Dysphagia is not unusual following repair of esophageal atresia (EA). The lack of a uniform definition has led to a variance when it comes to reporting the prevalence of dysphagia among patients operated on for EA. Our aim is to estimate the occurrence and degree of dysphagia, using a numerical score with its statistical versatility independent of a specific definition. The results are used to find early risk factors of dysphagia within this patient group. The results are also used… CONTINUE READING

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