2. Histology of the Atretic Esophagus
3. Etiology of Motility Disorders in EA and CES
4. The Spectrum of CES
5. Diagnosis of CES
6. Treatment of CES
7. Anastomotic Stricture After EA Repair and Role of CES
8. What Should Be Done if Dilatations with Adjuncts Fail?
9. Experience with Balloon Dilatation
10. Congenital Membranous Disease of the Esophagus (MD)
11. Congenital Esophageal Stenosis in Adults
12. Future Directions for CES
This book is about the early diagnosis and management of cases of CES in children It starts by introducing the basic physiology of the esophagus and then goes on to discuss the different types of CES: tracheobronchial remnant, fibromuscular disease and membranous disease. The authors also introduce their pioneering diagnostic method using surgical specimens from the tips of the esophageal pouches during primary repair. The book also discusses the anatomical and structural changes in EA.
The reader will become better informed about management and different diagnostic and treatment approaches for CES and will learn how to improve the rates of morbidity and mortality. Pediatric surgeons and upper GI tract clinicians will greatly benefit from this publication.
• Reviews the ability of early neonatal diagnosis of CES associated with esophageal atresia by doing histological diagnosis
• Discusses CES as a risk factor for anastomotic stricture and of refractory strictures associated with EA
• Provides tips about diagnosis CES distal to the anastomotic site, which is an easily-missed condition during the initial esophagogram.