Esophageal dysmotility is present before surgery in isolated tracheoesophageal fistula

Caroline Lemoine, Ann Aspirot, Melanie Morris, Christophe Faure

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Abstract

After surgical correction of esophageal atresia with or without tracheoesophageal fistula, esophageal body motility dysfunction has been reported in nearly all patients. Using high-resolution esophageal manometry before surgical repair in 2 children with isolated tracheoesophageal fistula, we sought to determine whether dysmotility was present before any surgical insult to test the hypothesis that dysmotility associated with esophageal atresia with or without tracheoesophageal fistula is related to intrinsic primary factors linked to abnormal development of the esophagus. Both had an abnormal esophageal motility: one exhibited hypomotility with distal contraction, whereas the other showed a complete aperistalsis pattern. This suggests that esophageal dysmotility is congenital in nature rather than secondary to surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)642-644
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition
Volume60
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Gastroenterology

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