International Survey on the Management of Esophageal Atresia

Augusto Zani, Simon Eaton, Michael Hoellwarth, Prem Puri, Juan Tovar, Guenter Fasching, Pietro Bagolan, Marija Lukac, Rene Wijnen, Joachim Kuebler, Giovanni Cecchetto, Risto Rintala (+1 others)
2013 European journal of pediatric surgery  
Introduction Because many aspects of the management of esophageal atresia (EA) are still controversial, we evaluated the practice patterns of this condition across Europe. Methods A survey was completed by 178 delegates (from 45 [27 European] countries; 88% senior respondents) at the EUPSA-BAPS 2012. Results Approximately 66% of respondents work in centers where more than five EA repairs are performed per year. Preoperatively, 81% of respondents request an echocardiogram, and only 43% of
more » ... ents routinely perform preoperative bronchoscopy. Approximately 94% of respondents prefer an open approach, which is extrapleural in 71% of respondents. There were no differences in use of thoracoscopy between Europeans (10%) and non-Europeans (11%, p ¼ nonsignificant). Approximately 60% of respondents measure the gap intraoperatively. A transanastomotic tube (90%)
doi:10.1055/s-0033-1350058 pmid:23934626 fatcat:txznoyyc2vaa5crigqpe5gw4wu