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Minimally invasive techniques for tracheoesophageal fistula and esophageal atresia repair
Epublication WebSurg.com, Jul 2017;17(07). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/lt03en11177
In this lecture, Dr. Patkowski describes the main principles of minimally invasive techniques for tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) and esophageal atresia (EA) repair. He highlights the history of the technique and his personal experience with the indications and contraindication of thoracoscopic EA/TEF repair. He demonstrates the advantages and disadvantages of the procedure with outlines of patient position, preoperative bronchoscopy, central line placement, and technical details of the procedure with outcomes.