The right-sided aortic arch in children with esophageal atresia and tracheo-esophageal fistula: a repair through the right thoracotomy

@article{Biaki2009TheRA,
  title={The right-sided aortic arch in children with esophageal atresia and tracheo-esophageal fistula: a repair through the right thoracotomy},
  author={Unal Biçakçi and Burak Tander and Ender Ariturk and Riza Rizalar and Suat H. Ayyildiz and Ferit Bernay},
  journal={Pediatric Surgery International},
  year={2009},
  volume={25},
  pages={423-425}
}
The management of the esophageal atresia and tracheo-esophageal fistula (EA/TEF) with right-sided aortic arch (RAA) is controversial. The preoperative diagnostic techniques may fail to show RAA associated with EA/TEF. Surgeon may need to make a decision to change the side of thoracotomy. The aim of the current study was to evaluate the possibility of preoperative diagnosis of RAA and the primary anastomosis through right chest. A retrospective review was performed in EA/TEF patients between… CONTINUE READING

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