Gastric transposition for esophageal substitution in children.

  title={Gastric transposition for esophageal substitution in children.},
  author={L. Spitz},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  volume={27 2},
  pages={252-7; discussion 257-9}
  • L. Spitz
  • Published 1992 in Journal of pediatric surgery
Fifty-four gastric transposition procedures have been carried out for esophageal substitution in the 10-year period 1981 through 1990. The indication for esophageal replacement was esophageal atresia in 36 (19 long-gap atresia with distal fistula and 17 isolated atresia), caustic stricture in 9, intractable peptic reflux stricture in 3, 2 achalasia and 1 each of prolonged foreign body impaction, diffuse leiomyoma, congenital esophageal stenosis, and congenital short esophagus. Eight patients… CONTINUE READING
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