Title

Occlusion of a recurrent tracheoesophageal fistula with surgisis.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-1-2008

Identifier

DOI: 10.1089/lap.2007.0136

Abstract

Recurrent fistula after the repair of esophageal atresia with a tracheoesophageal fistula is a difficult problem that requires a reoperation. Each subsequent operation poses greater risk and morbidity. Therefore, in this paper we describe a case in which a fistula recurred after the initial esophageal aresia repair, then recurred again after a thoracotomy to repair the recurrence. This recurrence was successfully treated with endobronchial obliteration of the fistula tract with a biosynthetic mesh.

Journal Title

Journal of laparoendoscopic & advanced surgical techniques. Part A

Volume

18

Issue

3

First Page

465

Last Page

468

MeSH Keywords

Bronchoscopy; Esophageal Atresia; Female; Fibrin Tissue Adhesive; Humans; Infant, Newborn; Recurrence; Surgical Mesh; Thoracoscopy; Tissue Adhesives; Tracheoesophageal Fistula

Keywords

EA/TEF

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