Journal of Radiology Case Reports, Vol 3, No 7 (2009)

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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

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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.


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