Esophageal transverse chord following repair of esophageal atresia

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2007 (EN)
Esophageal transverse chord following repair of esophageal atresia (EN)

., G. Christopoulos-Geroulanos

SUMMARY Within a period of one year two children were treated for a transverse intraluminal chord of the esophagus, which developed following repair of the esophageal atresia and peripheral tracheo-esophageal fistula. The chord was located at the level of the anastomosis in the upper third of the esophagus. In the first child, the chord was partially obstructing the esophageal lumen, causing severe dysphagia and requiring dilatation. In the second child, the chord was causing only mild stenosis and minimal symptoms. There were no available instruments suitable for the transsection of the chord and a special snare was improvised on site. The etiology of this singular formation is unknown. A possible explanation for this formation is discussed. Key words: Esophageal atresia, stenosis, transverse chorde (EN)




Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology (EN)

Annals of Gastroenterology; Volume 17, No 1 (2004) (EN)

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