Esophageal Replacement for Long-Gap Esophageal Atresia in a Resource-Limited Setting

Saula PW, Kuremu RT

School of Medicine, Moi University

Correspondence to: Dr. Peter Walter Saula, P.O Box 1998 – 30100 Eldoret. Email: saulapw@yahoo.com

 

Summary

The management of esophageal atresia in a resource-limited environment is plagued with challenges that often lead to poor outcome. The diagnosis and management of babies with long-gap esophageal atresia adds a new dimension to these challenges. We report the success of esophageal replacement surgery for a baby with long-gap esophageal atresia in a resource-limited setting. One year after surgery, she was eating well and her weight gain was appropriate.

Keywords: Long-gap, Esophageal Atresia, Esophagoplasty, Resource-Limited

Ann Afr Surg. 2015; 12(2): 104-8.

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