A long-term survival case of tracheal agenesis: Management for tracheoesophageal fistula and esophageal reconstruction

Yasushi Fuchimoto, Masaharu Mori, Fumika Takasato, Hirofumi Tomita, Yuki Yamamoto, Naoki Shimojima, Ken Hoshino, Goro Koinuma, Yasuhide Morikawa

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Abstract

Tracheal agenesis is a very rare disorder which leads to severe respiratory disorders immediately after birth. Reports are very limited on long-term survival cases. We report here a long-term survival case with Floyd's type I tracheal agenesis. During the neonatal stage, the patient underwent abdominal esophageal banding to substitute esophagus for trachea and transection at the cervical esophagus with esophagostomy. Subsequently, airway management was difficult due to a fragile tracheoesophageal fistula, but the fistula was conservatively treated and stabilized with the patient's growth. This patient is a very rare case in whom oral feeding was achieved after esophageal reconstruction using a gastric tube. For this case, we describe mainly (1) the management method of the tracheoesophageal fistula and (2) esophageal reconstruction without thoracotomy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-106
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric surgery international
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jan 1

Keywords

  • Esophageal reconstruction
  • Floyd's type I
  • Long-term survival
  • Tracheal agenesis
  • Tracheoesophageal fistula

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery

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