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Congenital Esophageal Atresia and Tracheoesophageal Fistula

Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1973;16(1):45-48.
Published online January 31, 1973.
Congenital Esophageal Atresia and Tracheoesophageal Fistula
Hei Young Kim1, You Kyung Ahn1, Won Chull Kim1, Chang Kwon Kim2, Bum Ku Cho2, Sung Nok Hong2
1Dept, of Pediatrics, Yonsei University College of Medicine
2Dept, of Cardiov. Surgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine
선천성 식도폐쇄증 및 기관식도루
김혜영1, 안유경1, 김원철1, 김창권2, 조범구2, 홍승록2
1연세대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
2연세대학교 의과대학 외과학교실
Congenital esophageal atresia and T-E fistula, which was first reported by Thomas Gibson in 1696, was one of diseases of high mortality. In these days, the mortality after operation decreased markedly, chiefly in benefit of its improved surgical technique and postop care. Recently, we experienced one survived case after operation in Severance Hospital. Our case, who was 3 day old male baby,received end-to-end anastomosis and feeding gastrostomy with ligation of fistula about 60 hrs. after birth. His postop. course was relatively good, so was discharged on the 18th day after operation with toleration of oral feeding. Esophagogram which was taken 10 days after operation revealed good patency and motility. So we report here with brief discussion and review of world literature.

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