Evaluation of pulmonary complications and affecting factors in children for repaired esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula.

Tuğcu G. D., Soyer T., Polat S. E., Hizal M., Emiralioğlu N., Yalçın E., ...More

Respiratory medicine, vol.181, pp.106376, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 181
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.rmed.2021.106376
  • Journal Name: Respiratory medicine
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Pollution Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.106376
  • Keywords: Esophageal atresia (EA), Tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF), Pulmonary complications, Childhood, GASTROESOPHAGEAL-REFLUX, FEEDING DIFFICULTIES, FOLLOW-UP, INFLAMMATION, THORACOTOMY, DIAGNOSIS, ANOMALIES, OUTCOMES
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Introduction: Recurrent pulmonary infections, wheezing and stridor due to swallowing dysfunction, esophageal dysmotility, gastroesophageal reflux, tracheomalacia and bronchomalacia are frequently seen complications after esophageal atresia and tracheo-esophageal fistula (EA-TEF) surgeries. This study aimed to investigate the frequency and causes of respiratory problems and to evaluate the factors that affect respiratory morbidity in patients who had undergone EA-TEF repair in a tertiary referral center.