Publications/articles

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

Radiation Exposure and Attributable Cancer Risk in Patients with Esophageal Atresia.

01 November 2017

Abstract OBJECTIVES: Cases of esophageal carcinoma have been documented in survivors of esophageal atresia (EA). Children with EA undergo considerable amounts of diagnostic imaging and consequent radiation exposure potentially increasing their lifetime cancer mortality risk. This study evaluates the radiological […] LEARN MORE

Feeding Problems and Their Underlying Mechanisms in the Esophageal Atresia-Tracheoesophageal Fistula Patient.

27 June 2017

Abstract Feeding difficulties such as dysphagia, coughing, choking, or vomiting during meals, slow eating, oral aversion, food refusal, and stressful mealtimes are common in children with repaired esophageal atresia (EA) and the reasons for this are often multifactorial. The aim […] LEARN MORE

A patient led, international study of long term outcomes of esophageal atresia: EAT 1.

27 June 2017

Abstract INTRODUCTION: Long term outcomes of esophageal atresia (OA) are poorly understood. The Federation of Esophageal Atresia and Tracheo-Esophageal Fistula support groups (EAT), a collaboration of patient support groups aimed to define patient reported long term outcomes and quality of […] LEARN MORE

Dysmotility in esophageal Atresia: Pathophysiology, Characterization, and Treatment

18 June 2017

Esophageal dysmotility is almost universal after esophageal atresia (EA) repair and is mainly related to the developmental anomaly of the esophagus. Esophageal dysmotility is involved in the pathophysiology of numerous symptoms and comorbidities associated with EA such as gastroesophageal reflux […] LEARN MORE

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