Esophageal Replacement

  • Lewis Spitz


The need to replace the esophagus in pediatric surgical practice has become increasingly uncommon. The main reason for this is the improvements that have occurred in the management of esophageal atresia leading to only a minority of cases where esophageal continuity cannot be restored. Caustic esophageal injury is now rare in the developed countries; however, in the developing countries it remains a major cause of irretrievable esophageal damage. Other rare indications for esophageal replacement include tumors, extensive intractable reflux strictures and prolonged foreign body impaction.


Gastric Tube Esophageal Atresia Cervical Esophagus Posterior Mediastinum Esophageal Hiatus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Paediatric Surgery, Institute of Child HealthUniversity College, LondonLondonUK

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