Innovative care management

ERNICA Consensus Conference on the Management of Patients with Esophageal Atresia and Tracheoesophageal Fistula: Diagnostics, Preoperative, Operative, and Postoperative Management.

01 January 2020

Eur J Pediatr Surg. 2019 Nov 27 Abstract INTRODUCTION: Many aspects of the management of esophageal atresia (EA) and tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) are controversial and the evidence for decision making is limited. Members of the European Reference Network for Rare […] LEARN MORE

2nd ERNICA consensus conference: “Long-gap Esophageal Atresia: Perioperative, Surgical and Long-term Management”

01 January 2020

The 2nd ERNICA consensus conference on the Perioperative, Surgical and Long-term Management of Patients with Long-gap Esophageal Atresia took place in Berlin on the 13th and 14th November 2019. After an extensive literature search and preparation, relevant aspects regarding the […] LEARN MORE

Position Paper of iNoeA Working Group on Long-Gap esophageal Atresia: For Better care

07 August 2019

INoEA is the International Network of Esophageal Atresia and consists of a broad spectrum of pediatric specialties and patient societies. The working group on long-gap esophageal atresia (LGEA) set out to develop guidelines regarding the definition of LGEA, the best […] LEARN MORE

Esophageal and Airway Treatment Center (EAT) | Boston Children’s Hospital

31 December 2017

The Esophageal and Airway Treatment (EAT) Center at Boston Children’s Hospital cares for infants, children and young adults with esophageal and airway problems  

ESPGHAN-NASPGHAN Guidelines for the Evaluation and Treatment of Gastrointestinal and Nutritional Complications in Children With Esophageal Atresia-Tracheoesophageal Fistula

10 April 2017

With improvements in surgical techniques and intensive care treatments, the focus of care of patients born with esophageal atresia has shifted from mortality to morbidity and quality-of-life issues. These patients face gastrointestinal (GI) problems not only in early childhood but […] LEARN MORE

Growth Induction, or the Foker Procedure for Esophageal Atresia

09 May 2014

Dr. John Foker, at the Boston Children’s Hospital (Boston, USA) describes an innovative technique for stimulating the growth of the esophagus in patients with long-segment esophageal atresia by placing sutures in the ends of the esophagus, to give growth signals […] LEARN MORE

Thoracoscopic elongation of the esophagus.

01 November 2013

Long gap esophageal atresia in which a primary anastomosis cannot be achieved remains a challenge. Elongation of the esophagus by traction on the 2 ends has been previously described. With the advent of thoracoscopic repair of esophageal atresia, there have […] LEARN MORE

Emergency and Health Card for EA patients

25 May 2013

In France, on behalf of the Health Affaires Ministry, the Reference Center on EA,  created in 2009 a personal document titled “Emergency and Health Card”.   This emergency card is delivered after birth to each infant with esophageal atresia and inserted in […] LEARN MORE