Neonatal factors predictive for respiratory and gastro-intestinal morbidity after esophageal atresia repair

Last updated on 9-1-2020 by Jill Alexandre

Peer reviewed scientific article




Background Esophageal atresia is a major congenital foregut anomaly. Affected patients often suffer from respiratory and gastro-intestinal morbidity. The objective of this study is to identify possible neonatal predictive factors contributing to a long-term complicated clinical course in patients after repair of esophageal atresia. Methods A total of 93 patients born between 1993 and 2013, with esophageal atresia and surviving the neonatal period were included in this retrospective study. A complicated clinical course was defined as the occurrence of ≥1 of these complications: seve…

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