CC-BY 4.0 · European J Pediatr Surg Rep 2017; 05(01): e55-e56
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1606192
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Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Thoracoscopic Tracheoesophageal N-fistula Repair using a 5.8-mm Miniature Stapler for Fistula Division

Anne-Sophie Holler1, Martin Schwind1, Krystyna Poplawska2, Oliver J. Muensterer1
  • 1Department of Pediatric Surgery, University Medicine of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Mainz, Germany
  • 2Department of Pediatric Pulmonology, University Medicine of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Mainz, Germany
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Publication History

21 June 2017

16 July 2017

Publication Date:
06 September 2017 (online)

New Insights and the Importance for the Pediatric Surgeon

We report a case of thoracoscopic N-type tracheoesophageal fistula repair using a 5.8-mm miniature stapler for fistula division. Our patient developed recurrent tracheoesophageal fistula 3 months postoperatively. One of the reasons for late recurrence may have been the small size of the fistula and not interposing a pleural or muscle flap primarily.