The right-sided aortic arch in children with esophageal atresia and tracheo-esophageal fistula: a repair through the right thoracotomy


Bicakci U., Tander B. , Ariturk E., Rizalar R., Ayyildiz S. H. , Bernay F.

PEDIATRIC SURGERY INTERNATIONAL, vol.25, no.5, pp.423-425, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00383-009-2354-6
  • Title of Journal : PEDIATRIC SURGERY INTERNATIONAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.423-425

Abstract

Purpose The management of the esophageal atresia and tracheo-esophageal fistula (EA/TEF) with right-sided aortic arch (RAA) is controversial. The preoperative diagnostic techniques may fail to show RAA associated with EA/TEF. Surgeon may need to make a decision to change the side of thoracotomy. The aim of the current study was to evaluate the possibility of preoperative diagnosis of RAA and the primary anastomosis through right chest.