Does prenatal diagnosis modify neonatal management and early outcome of children with esophageal atresia?

05 October 2014

OBJECTIVE: Our study aimed at (1) evaluating neonatal management and outcome of neonates with either a prenatal or a postnatal diagnosis of EA (2) analyzing the impact of prenatal diagnosis on outcome based on the type of EA. STUDY DESIGN: […] LEARN MORE

Esophageal atresia: data from a national cohort.

05 October 2014

PURPOSE: A prospective national register was established in 2008 to record all new cases of live-birth newborns with esophageal atresia (EA). This epidemiological survey was recommended as part of a national rare diseases plan. METHODS: All 38 national centers treating […] LEARN MORE

Long-term respiratory complications of congenital EA with or without tracheoesophageal fistula: an update.

05 June 2013

Despite early surgical repair, congenital esophageal atresia with or without tracheoesophageal fistula (EA ± TEF) has long-term effects on respiratory and gastrointestinal function. This review updates summarizes research published since 2003 on long-term respiratory complications in patients with a history […] LEARN MORE

Esophageal atresia: metaplasia, Barrett

30 May 2013

Barrett’s esophagus is characterized by the replacement of squamous epithelium by columnar epithelium that is intestinal metaplasia-positive or -negative in the distal esophagus. Gastroesophageal reflux disease, which is frequent and prolonged in esophageal atresia, probably plays a major role in the […] LEARN MORE

Long-term results of esophageal atresia: Helsinki experience and review of literature.

30 March 2013

Esophageal atresia (EA) affects one in 2,840 newborns, and over half have associated anomalies that typically affect the midline. After EA repair in infancy, gastroesophageal reflux (GER) and esophageal dysmotility and respiratory problems are common. Significant esophageal morbidity associated with […] LEARN MORE