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Archivos argentinos de pediatría

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ROMERO MANTEOLA, Enrique J; RAVETTA, Pablo; PATINO GONZALEZ, Celeste C  and  DEFAGO, Víctor H. Congenital esophageal stenosis: diagnosis and treatment. Cases review. Arch. argent. pediatr. [online]. 2018, vol.116, n.1, pp.e110-e114. ISSN 0325-0075.

Congenital esophageal stenosis is a very rare condition and there is no standard treatment. We report the diagnosis, treatment and outcome of 11 patients with this condition managed at our institution. The most common symptom was dysphagia. The age at diagnosis was between 1 day and 14 years (mean age: 4.7 years). The esophagogram confirmed the diagnosis. Five patients presented associated anomalies. Four patients received surgical treatment and 7 only balloon dilatations. Pathologic examinations showed 3 fibromuscular stenosis and one with tracheobronchial remnants. All patients had a good outcome with a mean follow up of 4.5 years. Balloon dilatations were the definitive treatment in most of the patients.

Keywords : Congenital esophageal stenosis; Dilatation; Dysphagia; Child.

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