Long-gap oesophageal atresia: A combined endoscopic and radiologic evaluation

P. E. Caffarena, G. Mattioli, G. Bisio, G. Martucciello, G. Ivani, V. Jasonni

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The final aim of the treatment of oesophageal atresia is to restore continuity without the interposition of intestinal segments. The authors present the results of a new diagnostic method combining endoscopy and radiology to evaluate the development of pouches in oesophageal atresia. This new method has been successfully adopted in four patients aged between 4 and 8 months, three with type I and one with type III complicated atresia. Direct end-to-end anastomosis was performed in all patients. We think this method can be easily applied and is a suitable diagnostic examination in all cases in which surgical strategy aims at restoring oesophageal continuity by means of direct anastomosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-69
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1994


  • endoscopic diagnosis
  • neonatal surgery
  • oesophageal anastomosis
  • oesophageal atresia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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    Caffarena, P. E., Mattioli, G., Bisio, G., Martucciello, G., Ivani, G., & Jasonni, V. (1994). Long-gap oesophageal atresia: A combined endoscopic and radiologic evaluation. European Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 4(2), 67-69.