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Occlusion of a recurrent tracheoesophageal fistula with surgisis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18503386     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Recurrent fistula after the repair of esophageal atresia with a tracheoesophageal fistula is a difficult problem that requires a reoperation. Each subsequent operation poses greater risk and morbidity. Therefore, in this paper we describe a case in which a fistula recurred after the initial esophageal aresia repair, then recurred again after a thoracotomy to repair the recurrence. This recurrence was successfully treated with endobronchial obliteration of the fistula tract with a biosynthetic mesh.
Scott J Keckler; Shawn D St Peter; Casey M Calkins; George W Holcomb
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of laparoendoscopic & advanced surgical techniques. Part A     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1092-6429     ISO Abbreviation:  J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A     Publication Date:  2008 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-05-27     Completed Date:  2008-10-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9706293     Medline TA:  J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  465-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, The Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri 64108, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Esophageal Atresia / complications,  surgery*
Fibrin Tissue Adhesive / administration & dosage
Infant, Newborn
Surgical Mesh*
Tissue Adhesives / administration & dosage
Tracheoesophageal Fistula / complications,  surgery,  therapy*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Fibrin Tissue Adhesive; 0/Tissue Adhesives

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