Long segment colonic interposition

28 September 2014

Here is a great video from the Esophageal Center at Cincinatti children’s explaining the long segment colonic interposition. This technique is used to o correct long-gap Esophageal Atresia or repair severe damage to the length of the esophagus, a portion of […] LEARN MORE

My life as Europe’s senior TOF – by Bridget Barson !

08 July 2014

Many TOFS members will know that TOF/OA was first successfully treated in 1941 in the USA. In 1947 came the first successful TOF/OA surgery in Europe, at Hammersmith Hospital, London. Bridget Barson was that baby! As Europe’s senior TOF, she is an […] 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

Call for volunteers to participate in a study on stenosis treatment

06 May 2014

A group of European experts are carrying on a study in order to evaluate the efficiency of the Biodegradable stents for benign refractory oesophageal stenosis.  This evaluation is carried on by EUnetHTA partners. EUnetHTA , the European Network of Health […] LEARN MORE

Mind the Gap: Clinical and Molecular-Genetics Studies in Esophageal Atresia.

01 November 2013

Clinical and Molecular-Genetics Studies in Esophageal Atresia. The research presented in this dissertation was performed at the Departments of Pediatric Surgery and Clinical Genetics, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Elisabeth Maaike de Jong, 2010         […] 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

A book for TOF children

06 October 2013

When our daughter Lois was born with trachea oesophageal fistula 10 years ago, my husband and I were in complete shock. Like most mothers, I had visualised us as a happy, relaxed family in the days following her birth. My […] LEARN MORE

The KEKS house

29 May 2013

Since December 2012, the KEKS House in Stuttgart Sommerrain has been completed and “put into operation”. KEKS families can meet here when they simply need time away from their daily chores with their ill child. Together we attempt to find […] LEARN MORE