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Early primary repair of long gap esophageal atresia: the VATER operation.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of pediatric surgery
Publication Date
Volume
35
Issue
12
Pages
1830–1832
Identifiers
PMID: 11101748
Source
Medline

Abstract

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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