Oesophageal Replacement by Gastric Transposition
The oesophagus is usually the best conduit to convey food from the mouth to the GI tract. When the native oesophagus is absent or badly diseased, oesophageal replacement may be required. Gastric transposition has been used successfully to re-establish GI continuity in children since the 1980s. Several long-term follow-up studies report excellent outcomes and quality of life for these patients, superior to other procedures, especially colon interposition. Experience has highlighted a variety of intraoperative and post-operative problems and challenges for which we offer various technical tips and tricks.
KeywordsLong-gap oesophageal atresia Caustic injury Failed oesophageal atresia repair Stricture Gastric transposition Quality of life