Surgical Advances in the Fetus and Neonate. Esophageal Atresia

Shaun M. Kunisaki, John E. Foker

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This article focuses on selected topics in the diagnosis and management of patients with esophageal atresia (EA) with or without tracheoesophageal fistula. The current status of prenatal diagnosis and recent advances in surgical techniques, including thoracoscopic repair for short-gap EA and tension-induced esophageal growth for long-gap EA, are reviewed. Although no consensus exists among pediatric surgeons regarding the role of these procedures in the treatment of EA, one can reasonably expect that, as they evolve, their application will become more widespread in this challenging patient population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)349-361
Number of pages13
JournalClinics in Perinatology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2012


  • Esophageal atresia
  • Long gap
  • Thoracoscopic repair
  • Tracheoesophageal fistula


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