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TitleOesophageal Atresia [electronic resource] / edited by S. W. Beasley, N. A. Myers, A. W. Auldist
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US : Imprint: Springer, 1991
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Descript XXII, 402 p. online resource


This book on oesophageal atresia and tracheo-oesophageal fistula sets out to describe all aspects of a congenital anomaly which has been described as 'the epitome of modern surgery' and 'the raison d' etre of paediatric surgery'. Although the literature contains references to the survival of one baby with oesophageal atresia (without fistula) who was born in 1935, the major component of the oesophageal atresia story concerns the most frequent anomaly, namely oesophageal atresia with a distal tracheo-oesophageal fistula. The first long-term survivals of babies born with this anomaly were in 1939; it is appropriate therefore that this book should be compiled 50 years later. Surgery and neonatal care have made striking advances during this half century, and nowhere is this more obvious than in the field of neonatal surgery. But the care of the baby with oesophageal atresia requires more than a surgeon and a neonatologist, and our experience has shown the need for a multidisciยญ plinary approach involving anaesthetists, intensive care therapists, thorยญ acic physicians, general paediatricians, cardiologists and cardiac surgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, radiologists, nephrologists and genetiยญ cists. The involvement of representatives of all of these disciplines is evident in the pages that follow and in the list of contributors; however, a central theme in the care of patients with oesophageal atresia is that they, and their families, are able to identify with one doctor who has the ultimate responsibility for patient care and the counselling of the family


One History -- 1 The early history of oesophageal atresia and tracheo-oesophageal fistula -- Two Basic Sciences -- 2 Epidemiology and Genetics -- 3 Embryology -- 4 Anatomy -- 5 Pathophysiology -- Three Diagnosis and Perioperative Care -- 6 Diagnosis -- 7 Transport of the neonate with oesophageal atresia -- 8 Anaesthesia and perioperative care -- Four Surgical Aspects -- 9 Oesophageal atresia with distal tracheo-oesophageal Fistula -- 10 Oesophageal Atresia without Fistula -- 11 Oesophageal atresia with proximal tracheo-oesophageal fistula -- 12 Oesophageal replacement -- 13 Tracheo-oesophageal Fistula: The โ{128}{152}Hโ{128}{153} fistula -- Five Associated Anomalies -- 14 Associated anomalies -- 15 Congenital heart disease -- 16 Urinary tract abnormalities -- 17 Orthopaedic abnormalities -- Six Care of the Child and Family -- 18 Nursing Care -- 19 Support of the Family -- 20 Case Selection -- Seven The Problems -- 21 Oesophageal Complications -- 22 Tracheomalacia -- 23 Gastro-oesophageal Reflux -- Eight The Outcome -- 24 Trends in Mortality -- 25 Late results following repair of oesophageal atresia

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