Perioperative Complications of Esophageal Atresia

Francesco Morini, Andrea Conforti, Pietro Bagolan

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Current survival rate of infants with esophageal atresia with/without tracheoesophageal fistula (EA/TEF) exceeds 90% and great interest is dedicated to the long-term outcomes and complications. However, perioperative complications represent a significant burden to the EA/TEF infants and a technical challenge for the surgeon. In this review, we will focus on the most frequent perioperative complications specific of EA/TEF to describe their predisposing factors, possible preventive measures, and treatment options.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-140
Number of pages8
JournalEuropean journal of pediatric surgery : official journal of Austrian Association of Pediatric Surgery ... [et al] = Zeitschrift fur Kinderchirurgie
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2018


  • Anesthesia/adverse effects
  • Digestive System Surgical Procedures/adverse effects
  • Esophageal Atresia/complications
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Intraoperative Complications/etiology
  • Postoperative Complications/etiology
  • Tracheoesophageal Fistula/etiology


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