Primary closure of persistent tracheocutaneous fistula in pediatric patients.

@article{Schroeder2008PrimaryCO,
  title={Primary closure of persistent tracheocutaneous fistula in pediatric patients.},
  author={James W Schroeder and Ryan M Greene and Lauren D. Holinger},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={43 10},
  pages={1786-90}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study is to review the safety and efficacy of partial fistulectomy with 3-layered primary closure without postoperative intubation for persistent tracheocutaneous fistula (TCF). DESIGN This is a retrospective study. SETTING The study was conducted in a tertiary care pediatric hospital. PATIENTS Records of 49 children treated for persistent TCF between 1996 and 2005 were reviewed. Patients were studied if the TCF was closed using a 3-layered primary closure, and… CONTINUE READING