J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2009 Jan 2;137(1):e44-6. Epub 2008 Jun 2.
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Sureyyapasa Chest Diseases and Chest Surgery Teaching and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
Front Pediatr 2020 20;8:605143. Epub 2020 Nov 20.
Pediatric Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery Unit, Department of Surgery, Saint-Luc University Clinics, Brussels, Belgium.
Abnormal connections between the esophagus and low respiratory tract can result from embryological defects in foregut development. Beyond well-known malformations, including tracheo-esophageal fistula and laryngo-tracheo-esophageal cleft, rarer anomalies have also been reported, including communicating bronchopulmonary foregut malformations and tracheal atresia. Herein, we describe a case of what we have called "esophageal trachea," which, to our knowledge, has yet to be reported. Read More
Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2020 Jan 29. Epub 2020 Jan 29.
Departments of Pediatric Surgery, Shizuoka Children's Hospital, Shizuoka, Shizuoka, Japan.
Introduction: Congenital tracheal stenosis (CTS) with a bilateral tracheal bronchus (TB) has not been reported as a subtype of CTS. A novel technique to manage CTS in patients with a bilateral TB is described.Case Report: An infant with tetralogy of Fallot underwent repair of cardiac anomaly at age 1 month. Read More
Children (Basel) 2019 Sep 4;6(9). Epub 2019 Sep 4.
Department of Pediatrics, University of Arizona, College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ 85724, USA.
Tracheal rings (TR) are rare, congenital cartilaginous defect of the upper airway and are usually due to complete or near complete circumferential cartilaginous tracheal rings, with variable degrees of tracheal stenosis (TS) and shortening. Chromosomal anomalies like trisomy 21 are characteristically associated with a wide range of upper airway anomalies including TS and congenital heart disease (CHD). However, the overall prevalence of severe forms of TS is rare and reported in 1. Read More
Ann Thorac Surg 2019 07 5;108(1):138-145. Epub 2019 Mar 5.
Department of Surgery, National Taiwan University Hospital, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan. Electronic address:
Background: Slide tracheoplasty is the preferred approach for treating long-segment congenital tracheal stenosis (CTS). However, little research has been conducted on the tracheobronchial anatomy before and after slide tracheoplasties in patients with CTS.Methods: We reviewed 23 patients with CTS who received slide tracheoplasties. Read More
Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2017 Dec 16;274(12):4169-4181. Epub 2017 Oct 16.
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Lausanne's University Hospital, CHUV, Lausanne, 1011, Switzerland.
Open reconstructive upper airway surgery for laryngotracheal stenosis (LTS), whether for subglottic or tracheal stenosis, constitutes a group of complex approaches. LTS requiring open reconstruction is overall rare and primarily performed at tertiary centres. This poses an obvious challenge for the acquisition and maintenance of surgical skills for this group of complex approaches. Read More