IPEG 2020 TOP ABSTRACT: Clip & Go Technique for thoracoscopic repair of H-type tracheoesophageal fistula.

August 19, 2020

Presenter: Fernando P Rabinovich, MD 

Email: Fernando.rabi@hotmail.com Authors: Fernando P Rabinovich, MD; C Millan; J Godoy Lenz; G Bellia Munzon; H Bignon; Toselli L; S Valverde; J Martinez; S Calello; S Prodan; P Cieri; R Kaller; Marcelo Martinez Ferro; Fundacion Hospitalaria - Salud Materno Infantojuvenil

Introduction: H-type tracheoesophageal fistula is a rare disease and the thoracoscopic treatment has been described.The aim of this work is to introduce The Clip & Go technique.

Material and Methods: One month old male patient were referred to our center presenting cianosis crisis, choke and cough associated with feeding. It has a swallow contrast X-ray compatible with H-type tracheoesophageal fistula. We decided to perform a respiratory endoscopy and confirm the diagnosis. Surgical technique and details are described in the video.

Results: There were no intra or postoperative complications. Oral Feeding was well tolerated 2nd day after procedure. Follow up was 18 month and remains asymptomatic.

Conclusion: In this case, Clip & Go technique resulted to be safe, effective and reproducible for the thoracoscopic treatment of H-type tracheoesophageal fistula.

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