Esophagus
Congenital anomalies
Atresia


Topic Completed: 1 August 2012

Revised: 8 February 2019

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Classification

Common types

Operative repair

Diagnosis
  • Inability to pass a nasogastric tube
Case reports
Treatment
  • Surgery (early since incompatible with life) is usually successful but potential complications are GERD, esophagitis (J Pediatr Surg 2007;42:370) and tracheomalacia
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