Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons                           
Year : 1996  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 60--62

Esophageal alresia : 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 fistula (EA & TEF) prior to thoracotomy for repair and the results were compared to 25 babies where repair was done without prior bronchoscopy. Pre-operative bronchoscopy. Pre-operative bronchoscopy provided significant information and reduced the postoperative pulmonary complications but did not alter the survival retes in EA & TEF.


How to cite this article:
Pimpalwar A, Kaplish B, Rao K, Puri G, Mitra S. Esophageal alresia : is routine bronchoscopy before thoracotomy useful. J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg 1996;1:60-62


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Pimpalwar A, Kaplish B, Rao K, Puri G, Mitra S. Esophageal alresia : is routine bronchoscopy before thoracotomy useful. J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg [serial online] 1996 [cited 2021 Jan 18 ];1:60-62
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