Publications/articles

The TOF book

02 January 2020

Most parents and families have never heard of oesophageal atresia (OA) or tracheo-oesophageal fistula (TOF).  Health professionals will try their best to explain the conditioon and the potential consequences for the child but conversations undertaken on the ward or in […] LEARN MORE

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

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 tissue engineering: from bench to bedside

17 August 2018

For various esophageal diseases, the search for alternative techniques for tissue repair has led to significant developments in basic and translational research in the field of tissue engineering. Applied to the esophagus, this concept is based on the in vitro […] LEARN MORE

Importance of an International Registry and Collaborative Research on Esophageal Atresia

04 August 2018

Esophageal atresia (EA) is a rare congenital defect. Data on EA prevalence, management, and long-term outcome are lacking because the available data come from small retrospective series from tertiary referral centers. An international multicenter registry would provide strong epidemiological data […] LEARN MORE

Long-term functional outcomes after replacement of the esophagus in pediatric patients: A systematic literature review.

27 June 2018

BACKGROUND: The indications of esophageal replacement (ER) in pediatric patients include long gap esophageal atresia (LGEA), intractable post-corrosive esophageal strictures (PCES), and some rare esophageal diseases. Various conduits and procedures are currently used worldwide with a lack of consensus regarding […] LEARN MORE

Four cancer cases after esophageal atresia repair: Time to start screening the upper gastrointestinal tract.

25 April 2018

Abstract Esophageal atresia (EA) is one of the most common congenital digestive malformations and requires surgical correction early in life. Dedicated centers have reported survival rates up to 95%. The most frequent comorbidities after EA repair are dysphagia (72%) and […] LEARN MORE

Update on Oesophageal Atresia-Tracheoesophageal Fistula

14 November 2017

Ebook Frontiers Update on EA-TEF In 2010, the First International Workshop on Esophageal Atresia was held in Lille, France. The success of that event established a new model of conference based not on medical subspecialty but specifically on disease, bringing […] LEARN MORE