CC BY 4.0 · European J Pediatr Surg Rep. 2022; 10(01): e49-e52
DOI: 10.1055/s-0042-1742594
Case Report

Tubular Duplication of the Esophagus in a Newborn, Treated by Thoracoscopy

1   Department of Pediatric Surgery, Volgograd State Medical University, Volgograd, Russian Federation
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2   Department of Pediatric Surgery, Federal State Autonomous Institution “National Medical Research Center for children health” MH RF, Moscow, Russian Federation
3   Department of Pediatric Surgery, RUDN University, Moscow, Russian Federation
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Abdumanap Alkhasov
2   Department of Pediatric Surgery, Federal State Autonomous Institution “National Medical Research Center for children health” MH RF, Moscow, Russian Federation
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Sergey Yatsyk
2   Department of Pediatric Surgery, Federal State Autonomous Institution “National Medical Research Center for children health” MH RF, Moscow, Russian Federation
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Elena D'yakonova
2   Department of Pediatric Surgery, Federal State Autonomous Institution “National Medical Research Center for children health” MH RF, Moscow, Russian Federation
3   Department of Pediatric Surgery, RUDN University, Moscow, Russian Federation
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Abstract

We present a case of tubular esophageal duplication in a 3-day-old female newborn (38 weeks, 2,500 g) without concomitant abnormal development. Esophageal duplication was diagnosed based on the clinical picture, direct laryngoscopy, esophagography and computed tomography. The duplicated esophagus was resected by thoracoscopy leaving the orthotopic esophagus in place. Isolation from the pharynx was performed via a separate cervical incision. After a follow-up period of 20 months, the child returned to normal growth and development.



Publication History

Received: 12 May 2021

Accepted: 04 November 2021

Article published online:
10 March 2022

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