Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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