Investigations of Reoperated Cases of Congenital Disorders of the Esophagus in Children: Reports of Two Cases
Two pediatric cases of esophageal atresia, with or without a tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF), required secondary surgical intervention to the esophagus because of unexpected or unusual morbidities. Case 1 is an 8-year-old girl who required a reoperation for late recurrence of TEF 8 years after initial surgery at 1 day of age. Case 2 is a male newborn who was operated on at 3 days of age for left diaphragmatic hernia. He also underwent a second surgery 12 days later for lower esophageal atresia associated with a diverticulum-like abscess cavity, in which an abnormal air bubble was misinterpreted as being in the fundus of the herniated stomach. Patient 1 has had an uneventful course since surgery, but patient 2 died at 161 days of age due to severe aspiration pnuemonia caused by gastroesophageal reflux.
KeywordsEsophageal Atresia Tracheoesophageal Fistula Oesophageal Atresia Esophageal Disorder Reoperated Case
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