Minimally invasive repair of esophageal atresia: an update.

  title={Minimally invasive repair of esophageal atresia: an update.},
  author={Carmen Dingemann and Benno Manfred Ure},
  journal={European journal of pediatric surgery : official journal of Austrian Association of Pediatric Surgery ... [et al] = Zeitschrift fur Kinderchirurgie},
  volume={23 3},
We reviewed the available literature on the role of minimally invasive techniques for esophageal atresia (EA)/tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) repair. No prospective studies have been published to date. According to the recent classification of the Oxford Centre for Evidence based Medicine, the best available evidence for studies comparing the minimally invasive versus open approach for EA/TEF repair is Level 3 (a, b). Similar postoperative results of the thoracoscopic versus conventional repair… CONTINUE READING

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