A Radiological Chronicle of the Presentation and Management of a Long Gap Oesophageal Atresia

A Radiological Chronicle of the Presentation and Management of a Long Gap Oesophageal Atresia

Paul Charlesworth, Anies Mahomed

Abstract


Long gap oesophageal atresia is a clinically and technically challenging condition to manage. Documentation of the gap between the upper and lower pouches is critical to deciding the timing and feasibility of a primary anastamosis. Integral to this process is the role of radiology. We present a case of long gap oesophageal atresia accompanied by chronological radiography demonstrating its' staged management and highlighting some common complications.


Keywords


Long gap oesophageal atresia, delayed primary repair, infant.



DOI: https://doi.org/10.3941/jrcr.v3i7.203