Infants with repaired esophageal atresia and distal tracheoesophageal fistula with severe respiratory distress: is it tracheomalacia, reflux, or both?

@article{Nasr2005InfantsWR,
  title={Infants with repaired esophageal atresia and distal tracheoesophageal fistula with severe respiratory distress: is it tracheomalacia, reflux, or both?},
  author={Ahmed Nasr and Sigmund Hirsch Ein and J. Ted Gerstle},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={40 6},
  pages={901-3}
}
AIM OF STUDY Infants with repaired esophageal atresia and distal tracheoesophageal fistula (EA/TEF) are at risk for severe respiratory distress, which is related to tracheomalacia (TM), gastroesophageal reflux, or both. This usually mandates an operation for TM and/or a fundoplication procedure (FP). METHODS We retrospectively performed a 26-year review of 288 patients with repaired EA/TEF. Research Ethic Board approval was obtained. RESULTS Postoperatively, 22 (7.6%) infants with EA/TEF… CONTINUE READING