Esophageal replacement

Shaun M. Kunisaki, Arnold G. Coran

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Abstract

This article focuses on esophageal replacement as a surgical option for pediatric patients with end-stage esophageal disease. While it is obvious that the patient׳s own esophagus is the best esophagus, persisting with attempts to retain a native esophagus with no function and at all costs are futile and usually detrimental to the overall well-being of the child. In such cases, the esophagus should be abandoned, and the appropriate esophageal replacement is chosen for definitive reconstruction. We review the various types of conduits used for esophageal replacement and discuss the unique advantages and disadvantages that are relevant for clinical decision-making.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)105-115
Number of pages11
JournalSeminars in pediatric surgery
Volume26
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Colon interposition
  • Esophageal atresia
  • Esophagus
  • Gastric transposition
  • Replacement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery

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