Colon Esophagoplasty in the Orthotopic Position
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.
Martinez-Frontanilla, L. A.,
Janik, J. S.,
& Meagher, D. P.
(1988). Colon Esophagoplasty in the Orthotopic Position. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 23 (12), 1215-1215.