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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 181
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.rmed.2021.106376
  • Title of Journal : Respiratory medicine
  • 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


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.