Endoscopic biliary stent placement for anastomotic stricture following esophageal atresia repair in infant

Ashley W. Gerrish, Christopher L. Kalmar, Paul Yeaton, Shawn D. Safford

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Abstract

Esophageal atresia is the most common congenital anomaly of the esophagus. Treatment optimally includes primary tension-free anastomosis of the upper and lower aspects of the esophagus. Distance between the upper and lower esophagus predisposes the anastomosis to tension, increasing the risk of anastomotic stricture. Esophageal stricture has historically been managed with repeated endoscopic balloon dilations. Multiple failed attempts at endoscopic balloon dilation requires surgical revision of the anastomosis. Stenting of esophageal stricture has been used in the adult population but has not been described for children. This case report demonstrates the placement of biliary stents in a 2-month-old infant with esophageal stricture following repair of a long gap Type C tracheoesophageal fistula. Successful stenting procedure averted the need for surgical revision.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-48
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports
Volume34
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery

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