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Preoperative Evaluation

Chapter

Abstract

Neonates with esophageal atresia (EA/TEF) require an extensive preoperative workup to determine not only the type and extend of the atresia but also associated abnormalities contributing to the overall morbidity.

Keywords

Oesophageal atresia Trachea-oesophageal fistula Preoperative workup Associated anomalies 

Notes

Acknowledgement

We thank Dr. Ina Sorge, Department of Paediatric Radiology, University of Leipzig, Germany, for supporting this article with the X-rays depicted below.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Paediatric and Adolescent SurgeryMedical University of GrazGrazAustria

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