Eur J Pediatr Surg 2012; 22(06): 485-487
DOI: 10.1055/s-0032-1313350
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Jejunal Pedicle Graft Reconstruction of the Esophagus in a Child with Tracheal Agenesis

Hiroomi Okuyama
1  Department of Pediatric Surgery, Hyogo College of Medicine, Nishinomiya, Hyogo, Japan
,
Takashi Sasaki
1  Department of Pediatric Surgery, Hyogo College of Medicine, Nishinomiya, Hyogo, Japan
,
Satoko Nose
1  Department of Pediatric Surgery, Hyogo College of Medicine, Nishinomiya, Hyogo, Japan
,
Ryuta Saka
1  Department of Pediatric Surgery, Hyogo College of Medicine, Nishinomiya, Hyogo, Japan
,
Makoto Suzuki
2  Department of Pediatric Surgery, Dokkyo Medical University, Koshigaya Hospital, Koshigaya, Saitama, Japan
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Publication History

13 February 2012

04 March 2012

Publication Date:
30 May 2012 (online)

Introduction

Tracheal agenesis is a rare and usually fatal congenital malformation of the foregut. There have been several cases of long-term survival of this condition by using the esophagus as a trachea and then dividing the distal esophagus. However, reports of esophageal reconstruction are very limited. This report presents the case of a long-term survivor with tracheal agenesis where the esophagus was reconstructed with a jejunal pedicle graft.