Extubation Strategies after Esophageal Atresia Repair
2 monthes ago - By Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Background/Purpose: Early extubation following repair of esophageal atresia is desirable unless the anastomosis is under tension, in which case paralysis and post-operative ventilation may reduce the risk of anastomotic leakage. However, complications from emergency reintubations do occur with either strategy. We aim to examine the risk/benefit balance of early and delayed extubation following EA repair.Methods: A seven-year retrospective review of all babies that underwent EA repair was performed.
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