Successful two-stage thoracoscopic repair of long-gap esophageal atresia using simple internal traction and delayed primary anastomosis in a neonate: report of a case

The optimal method of treating long-gap esophageal atresia has not been established; however, the native esophagus is recognized as one of the best materials to use for bridging a long gap. Several case reports describe long-gap esophageal atresia being treated successfully via thoracotomy, by applying external traction sutures to the proximal and distal… (More)