Repair of long-gap esophageal atresia: gastric conduits may improve outcome—a 20-year single center experience

@article{Hunter2009RepairOL,
  title={Repair of long-gap esophageal atresia: gastric conduits may improve outcome—a 20-year single center experience},
  author={Catherine J Hunter and Mikael Petrosyan and Meghan E. Connelly and Henri R Ford and Nam Xuan Nguyen},
  journal={Pediatric Surgery International},
  year={2009},
  volume={25},
  pages={1087 - 1091}
}
Treatment of long-gap esophageal atresia (LEA) is a major challenge. Options for reconstruction include native esophagus, or replacement with stomach, colon, or small intestine. However, debate continues regarding the optimal conduit for esophageal replacement. Medical records of patients with a diagnosis of esophageal atresia during a 20-year period were reviewed. Twenty-eight cases of LEA were identified. Ten patients underwent primary anastomosis either after serial pouch dilations (9/10… CONTINUE READING
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