Image-guided esophageal anastomosis in esophageal atresia

Alejandro V. Garcia, Arul S. Thirumoorthi, Jocelyn M. Traina, Peter Schlossberg, Vladimir Sheynzon, Jessica J. Kandel

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Abstract

Infants with tracheoesophageal fistulas may present with complex cardiac disease that may obviate or disrupt a safe operative repair. Here we present a case of an infant who developed cardiac instability during esophageal atresia repair, precluding formal anastomosis after approximation of the distal and proximal esophageal segments. Postoperatively, anastomosis of the esophagus was achieved using an image-guided technique with subsequent dilation. This approach may provide an alternative approach for establishment of esophageal continuity in patients who are high-risk operative candidates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1959-1961
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of pediatric surgery
Volume47
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Esophageal atresia
  • Esophageal dilation
  • Interventional radiology
  • Tracheoesophageal fistula

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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