Structural airway abnormalities contribute to dysphagia in children with esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula.

@article{Baxter2018StructuralAA,
  title={Structural airway abnormalities contribute to dysphagia in children with esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula.},
  author={Katherine J. Baxter and Lauren M Baxter and April M. Landry and M. Wulkan and Amina Mira Bhatia},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={2018}
}
BACKGROUND Long-term dysphagia occurs in up to 50% of repaired esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula (EA/TEF) patients. The underlying factors are unclear and may include stricture, esophageal dysmotility, or associated anomalies. Our purpose was to determine whether structural airway abnormalities (SAA) are associated with dysphagia in EA/TEF… CONTINUE READING