Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons                           
Year : 1997  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 60--62

Esophageal atresia : is routine bronchoscopy before thoracotomy useful ?


AP Pimpalwar, B Kaplish, KLN Rao, GD Puri, SK Mitra 
 Department of Pediatric Surgery & Anesthesiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012

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AP Pimpalwar
Department of Pediatric Surgery & Anesthesiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012

ABSTRACT: In this prospective study, routine bronchoscopy was performed in 26 newborn babies with esophageal atresia and tracheo-esophageal atresia and tracheo-esophageal fistula (EA & TEF) prior to thoracotomy for repair and the results were compared to 25 babies where repair was done without prior bronchoscopy. Preoperative bronchoscopy provided significant information and reduced the postoperative pulmonary complications but did not alter the survival rates in EA & TEF.


How to cite this article:
Pimpalwar A, Kaplish B, Rao K, Puri G, Mitra S. Esophageal atresia : is routine bronchoscopy before thoracotomy useful ?.J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg 1997;2:60-62


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Pimpalwar A, Kaplish B, Rao K, Puri G, Mitra S. Esophageal atresia : is routine bronchoscopy before thoracotomy useful ?. J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg [serial online] 1997 [cited 2022 Aug 8 ];2:60-62
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