Early primary repair of long gap esophageal atresia: the VATER operation.
Department of Pediatric General Surgery, Sydney Children's Hospital, New South Wales, Australia.
- Published Article
Journal of pediatric surgery
- Publication Date
Dec 01, 2000
Despite the numerous approaches described for the management of neonates with "long gap" esophageal atresia, controversy still exists as to the preferred method. Delayed primary anastomosis is probably the most frequently adopted practice, but often the native esophagus is abandoned, and the long gap is bridged by some form of esophageal replacement. A case is reported of a 1.38-kg newborn with pure esophageal atresia and a long gap undergoing early primary repair. The technique used in this patient and the various options available for management of long-gap esophageal atresia are discussed.
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