Esophageal atresia in infants with very low birth weight.

  title={Esophageal atresia in infants with very low birth weight.},
  author={Antoine Chahine and Richard R. Ricketts},
  journal={Seminars in pediatric surgery},
  volume={9 2},
Infants with esophageal atresia (EA), with or without a tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) frequently are of low birth weight. With advances in neonatal, respiratory, surgical, and anesthetic care, more infants with very low birth weight (VLBW; birth weight less than 1.5 kg) are surviving. The therapy of the VLBW neonate with EA is not longer automatically staged. Primary or delayed primary anastomosis can be performed safely if the patient is stable. This report will review the epidemiology… CONTINUE READING

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