First thoracoscopic repair of tracheoesophageal fistula in the UAE: a case report and a review of the literature

  • Mohamed E. Hassana
  • Khalid Al Alia
Keywords: esophageal atresia, thoracoscopy, tracheoesophageal fistula

Abstract

Repair of esophageal atresia/tracheoesophageal fistula (EA/TEF) with open thoracotomy is associated with significant chest wall deformity. However, with the advancement made in minimally invasive instruments, thoracoscopic repair of this anomaly is achievable. We report our first successful case of thoracoscopic repair of EA/TEF. The surgical steps followed have been enumerated, as well as the postoperative management protocol. Thoracoscopic repair of EA/TEF is a real advantage for affected babies.

Keywords: esophageal atresia, thoracoscopy, tracheoesophageal fistula
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