Esophageal atresia: long-term morbidities in adolescence and adulthood.

06 October 2014

Abstract Survival rates in esophageal atresia (EA) patients have reached 90%. In long-term follow-up studies the focus has shifted from purely surgical or gastrointestinal evaluation to a multidisciplinary approach. We evaluated the long-term morbidity in adolescent and adult EA patients […] LEARN MORE

International survey on the management of esophageal atresia.

06 October 2014

INTRODUCTION: Because many aspects of the management of esophageal atresia (EA) are still controversial, we evaluated the practice patterns of this condition across Europe. METHODS: A survey was completed by 178 delegates (from 45 [27 European] countries; 88% senior respondents) […] LEARN MORE

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