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Recurrent tracheoesophageal fistula. Eur J Pediatr Surg 2013 Jun;23(3):214-8 PMID: 23720208

Pubmed ID

23720208

DOI

10.1055/s-0033-1347913

Abstract

Repair of recurrent tracheoesophageal fistulas (rTEFs) remains a technically challenging endeavor. Although considered the gold standard, open surgical repair is associated with significant morbidity and rates of recurrence. Over the last 40 years, endoscopic techniques have gained popularity and been touted as a safer first line treatment. This review complies the published articles related to endoscopic repair of rTEFs and reports the various techniques, number of interventions, and success rates. Controversy will remain as to which technique is superior until prospective, multi-institutional studies are performed.

Author List

Lal DR, Oldham KT

Authors

Dave Lal MD, MPH Professor in the Surgery department at Medical College of Wisconsin
Keith T. Oldham MD Professor in the Surgery department at Medical College of Wisconsin




Scopus

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MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Bronchoscopy
Esophagoscopy
Humans
Recurrence
Thoracotomy
Tracheoesophageal Fistula
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