Esophageal morbidity in patients following repair of esophageal atresia: A systematic review star
Assia Comella, Sharman P Tan Tanny, John M Hutson, Taher Omari, Warwick J Teague, Ramesh M Nataraja, Sebastian K King
JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY | W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC | Published : 2021
BACKGROUND: Esophageal atresia (EA) is a life-threatening congenital condition, affecting one in 2600 newborns. Morbidity remains high, with many patients experiencing complications, including anastomotic leak/stricture, and gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD). Increased understanding of esophageal motility patterns may help explain the etiology of these complications. AIMS: We aimed to review knowledge regarding esophageal motility and related complications in children with EA, evaluate patients' symptomatology and relate this to esophageal motility. METHODS: We performed a systematic review (PROSPERO: CRD42018092277), according to the PRISMA protocol. Two investigators independently co..View full abstract
Associate Professor Sebastian King's and Associate Professor Warwick Teague's positions as Academic Pediatric Surgeons are generously supported by The Royal Children's Hospital Foundation.