Esophageal lung: presentation, management, and review of literature

Esophageal lung: presentation, management, and review of literature Esophageal lung is an extremely rare type of bronchopulmonary foregut malformation where a main stem bronchus anomalously arises from the esophagus instead of the trachea. Less than 20 cases have been reported, and most of these are in association with esophageal atresia. Most cases are treated with detachment of the esophageal bronchus with repair of the esophagus and resection of the hypoplastic lung. Described herein are the presentation, diagnostic workup, and management of 2 such cases of esophageal lung. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Pediatric Surgery Elsevier

Esophageal lung: presentation, management, and review of literature

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc.
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0022-3468
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10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2011.04.057
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Abstract

Esophageal lung is an extremely rare type of bronchopulmonary foregut malformation where a main stem bronchus anomalously arises from the esophagus instead of the trachea. Less than 20 cases have been reported, and most of these are in association with esophageal atresia. Most cases are treated with detachment of the esophageal bronchus with repair of the esophagus and resection of the hypoplastic lung. Described herein are the presentation, diagnostic workup, and management of 2 such cases of esophageal lung.

Journal

Journal of Pediatric SurgeryElsevier

Published: Aug 1, 2011

References

  • The anomalous origin of bronchus from the esophagus: Report of three cases
    Lallemand, D.; Quignodon, J.V.; Courtel, J.F.
  • Esophageal lung with multiple congenital anomalies: conundrums in diagnosis and management
    Saydam, T.C.; Mychaliska, G.B.; Harrison, M.R.

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