Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons                           
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 87--89

Esophageal lung resection and prosthesis placement in a preterm neonate


Lalit Parida1, Kamalesh Pal1, Hussah A Buainain1, Khalid U Al-Umran2 
1 Department of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery, University of Dammam, King Fahd Hospital of the University, Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, University of Dammam, King Fahd Hospital of the University, Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Lalit Parida
Consultant Pediatric Surgeon, Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery, P. O. Box - 40176, King Fahd Hospital of the University, University of Dammam, Al Khobar - 31952
Saudi Arabia

This report describes a successful outcome in a preterm baby with an esophageal atresia and tracheo-esophageal fistula, who initially underwent a primary esophageal repair; but a persistent nonexpanding lung on the side of surgery led to further investigations. A further diagnosis of an esophageal lung resulted in pneumonectomy and prophylactic placement of an intra-thoracic prosthesis to prevent post-pneumonectomy syndrome. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of a prophylactic placement of an intra-thoracic prosthesis in a neonate with the condition of esophageal atresia and tracheo-esophageal fistula and associated esophageal lung.


How to cite this article:
Parida L, Pal K, Buainain HA, Al-Umran KU. Esophageal lung resection and prosthesis placement in a preterm neonate.J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg 2015;20:87-89


How to cite this URL:
Parida L, Pal K, Buainain HA, Al-Umran KU. Esophageal lung resection and prosthesis placement in a preterm neonate. J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg [serial online] 2015 [cited 2022 Dec 8 ];20:87-89
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