Occlusion of a recurrent tracheoesophageal fistula with surgisis.
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 of laparoendoscopic & advanced surgical techniques. Part A
Bronchoscopy; Esophageal Atresia; Female; Fibrin Tissue Adhesive; Humans; Infant, Newborn; Recurrence; Surgical Mesh; Thoracoscopy; Tissue Adhesives; Tracheoesophageal Fistula
Esophageal Atresia; Tracheoesophageal Fistula; EA/TEF
Keckler, S. J., St Peter, S. D., Calkins, C. M., Holcomb, G. W. Occlusion of a recurrent tracheoesophageal fistula with surgisis. Journal of laparoendoscopic & advanced surgical techniques. Part A 18, 465-468 (2008).