Utility of helical CT for diagnosis and operative planning in tracheomalacia after repair of esophageal atresia.

@article{Inoue1998UtilityOH,
  title={Utility of helical CT for diagnosis and operative planning in tracheomalacia after repair of esophageal atresia.},
  author={Koichi Inoue and Jun Yanagihara and Shigeru Ono and Yoshihiro Kubota and Naomi Iwai},
  journal={European journal of pediatric surgery : official journal of Austrian Association of Pediatric Surgery ... [et al] = Zeitschrift fur Kinderchirurgie},
  year={1998},
  volume={8 6},
  pages={355-7}
}
We utilized helical computed tomography (CT) in three infants (aged 1 to 5 months) with tracheomalacia after repair of esophageal atresia. Helical CT was used for preoperative diagnosis and operative planning. At the time of aortosternopexy, it is often difficult to determine the direction of suture traction to yield the largest tracheal lumen. The helical… CONTINUE READING