Journal article

Oesophageal atresia: Are "long gap" patients at greater anesthetic risk?

Laura Powell, Jacinta Frawley, Joe Crameri, Warwick J Teague, Geoff P Frawley

PEDIATRIC ANESTHESIA | WILEY | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Long gap oesophageal atresia occurs in approximately 10% of all oesophageal atresia infants and surgical repair is often difficult with significant postoperative complications. Our aim was to describe the perioperative course, morbidity, and early results following repair of long gap oesophageal atresia and to identify factors which may be associated with complications. METHODS: This is a single center retrospective cohort study of consecutive patients with oesophageal atresia undergoing surgical repair at The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne from January 2006 to June 2017. RESULTS: Two hundred and thirty-nine consecutive oesophageal atresia infants included 44 long gap oesoph..

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