Esophageal Strictures in Children

Bazrafshan, Ahmad and Heydarian, Farhad and Sadeghi, Mahboubeh and Rahmani, Shaghayegh (2014) Esophageal Strictures in Children. Journal of Patient Safety & Quality Improvement, 2 (3). pp. 123-125.

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Introduction: To evaluate main aspects of esophageal strictures in children. Materials and Methods:This cross-sectional study was performed on 43 cases of esophageal stenosis ranging from 1 month to 10 years of age who were admitted in Ghaem and Dr. Sheikh Hospitals from 1995 to 2003 in Mashhad, Iran. Results: Most cases were male (56). The most common cause of esophageal stricture was anastomotic stricture after esophageal atresia surgery (34.9) followed by strictures due to gastroesophageal reflux (25.6), chemical burns (11.6), and congenital a (11.6). Proximal esophagus was the most common site of stricture (48.8). Dilatation and operation had been chosen as the treatment of choice for most of our cases (42). The majority of our patients recovered after receiving the proper treatment (60.5). Conclusion: Anastomotic stricture after surgical repair of esophageal atresia comprised the most common cause of esophageal stricture. Proximal esophagus was the most common site of stricture. Most of the patients recovered with dilatation, surgery, or a combination of the two.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WS Pediatrics
Divisions: Journals > J Patient Safety & Quality improvement
Depositing User: psj psj
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2017 14:50
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2017 14:50

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