Title

Colon Esophagoplasty in the Orthotopic Position

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-1988

Abstract

Three cases of long-gap esophageal atresia were repaired using a technique that included a right extrapleural thoracotomy, preservation of the entire esophagus available, both anastomoses in the mediastinum, use of a short segment of colon, and preservation of the ileocecal valve. This approach, not previously described, combines multiple features aimed at decreasing complications related to traditional techniques. Successful early results are promising.

Comments

Presented at the 19th Annual Meeting of the American Pediatric Surgical Association, Tucson, Arizona, May 11-14, 1988.

DOI

10.1016/S0022-3468(88)80347-6