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Endoscopic treatment of tracheal diverticulum after primary repair of esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9722017     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Two cases of recurrent and persistent respiratory symptoms after primary repair of esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula are described. The diagnostic workup included barium swallow examination, radionuclide study for gastroesophageal reflux, and bronchoscopy. The tracheal diverticulum was detected on bronchoscopy. Treatment consisted of endoscopic cauterization of the mucosa of the diverticulum and its orifice using electrocoagulation in case 1 and the Nd:YAG laser in case 2. Electrocoagulation produced tracheal edema, which caused severe respiratory distress necessitating temporary tracheostomy. Cauterization with the Nd:YAG laser was safe, effective, and uncomplicated.
Authors:
V Bhatnagar; R Lal; S Agarwala; D K Mitra
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric surgery     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0022-3468     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr. Surg.     Publication Date:  1998 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-11-25     Completed Date:  1998-11-25     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0052631     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1323-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
The Department of Paediatric Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Bronchoscopy
Digestive System Surgical Procedures / adverse effects*
Diverticulum / diagnosis,  etiology,  surgery*
Endoscopy*
Esophageal Atresia / complications,  diagnosis,  surgery
Esophageal Perforation / diagnosis,  etiology,  surgery*
Follow-Up Studies
Gastroesophageal Reflux / etiology*
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Laser Therapy / methods*
Male
Tracheal Diseases / diagnosis,  etiology,  surgery*
Tracheoesophageal Fistula / diagnosis,  etiology,  surgery*
Treatment Outcome

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