2nd ERNICA consensus conference: “Long-gap Esophageal Atresia: Perioperative, Surgical and Long-term Management”

1 January 2020

The 2nd ERNICA consensus conference on the Perioperative, Surgical and Long-term Management of Patients with Long-gap Esophageal Atresia took place in Berlin on the 13th and 14th November 2019. After an extensive literature search and preparation, relevant aspects regarding the management of patients with long-gap esophageal atresia were discussed. Consensus was reached on 90 out of 99 items (91%) after an anonymous online voting process.

24 ERNICA representatives attended, including pediatric surgeons, pediatric gastroenterologists, a neonatologist, a pulmonologist, a methodologist and patient representatives. The consensus statements will be published in the European Journal of Pediatric Surgery. They will facilitate dissemination of evidence, standardisation and improvement of patient care, and will contribute to reducing morbidity in patients with long-gap esophageal atresia.

From  ERNICA newsletter  (December 2019, Issue 4). 

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