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Pediatrics: Tracheoesophageal Fistula Repair 

Pediatrics: Tracheoesophageal Fistula Repair
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Pediatrics: Tracheoesophageal Fistula Repair
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Peggy Wingard

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190852474.003.0017
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date: 19 August 2019

In this chapter the essential aspects of tracheoesophageal fistula repair are discussed. Subtopics include the classic signs of symptoms of this disease in the pediatric patient as well as airway management. The chapter is divided into preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative sections with important subtopics related to the main topic in each section. In the preoperative section the various types (A-F) of tracheoesophageal fistula are outlined and assessment of the patient’s respiratory status reviewed. Issues discussed in relation to intraoperative management include monitors used, inhalation induction, intubation, and positioning of the patient. Postoperative concerns discussed include extubation of the patient and complications of tracheoesophageal fistula repair.

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