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Surgery Today

, Volume 29, Issue 4, pp 344–346 | Cite as

Successful treatment of tracheomalacia associated with esophageal atresia without a tracheoesophageal fistula by aortopexy: Report of a case

  • Seiya Kikuchi
  • Ryuji Kashino
  • Toshinori Hirama
  • Hisashi Kobayashi
  • Tomio Abe
Case Reports

Abstract

Tracheomalacia (TM) is well known as a complication associated with esophageal atresia (EA) and tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF); however, the occurrence of TM requiring surgical treatment in a patient having EA without a tracheoesophageal fistula has never been reported. We describe herein a rare case of TM associated with EA without TEF. Respiratory distress was caused by compression of the trachea by a severely dilated upper esophageal pouch with weakness of the tracheal wall. Aortopexy was performed, and an excellent postoperative result was achieved.

Key Words

tracheomalacia esophageal atresia tracheoesophageal fistula aortopexy innominate artery suspension 

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© Springer-Verlag 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Seiya Kikuchi
    • 1
  • Ryuji Kashino
    • 2
  • Toshinori Hirama
    • 3
  • Hisashi Kobayashi
    • 3
  • Tomio Abe
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular SurgerySapporo Medical University School of MedicineJapan
  2. 2.Department of Cardiovascular SurgeryHokkaido Children’s Hospital and Medical CenterOtaruJapan
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryHokkaido Children’s Hospital and Medical CenterOtaruJapan

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