Documentation of the Esophageal Atresias: A Single Institution Experience in Turkey within 8 Years [35 Cases]
D Etit, U Bayol, D Altinel, F Aktas, I Gokcol Erdogan, N Sen Korkmaz, A Tan. Tepecik Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey
Background: Esophageal atresia (EA) is a rather common neonatal anomaly frequently associated with other congenital anomalies such as cardiac, genitourinary, and anorectal malformations and chromosomal disorders. The incidence of oesophageal atresia is 1:3000-3500 of live-born infants. Associated anomalies occur in 50% of patients.
Design: Retrospective study of neonatal autopsies of EA between 1998 - 2005 in Izmir Tepecik Training and Research Hospital. Out of 163 cases which had gastrointestinal system abnormalities, a total of 35 cases with EA were analyzed in terms of associated system disorders and causes of death.
Results: According to our series; there were 21 males and 14 females with a mean age of 9 days. Out 35 EA cases, 4 (11%) were associated with cardiac anomalies including heart and large vessel disorders, 8/35 (22%) cases had genitourinary system abnormalities, while 7/35 (20%) had hepatobiliary and 8/35 (22%) had central nervous system malformations. Most of our cases died of superinfections.
Conclusions: In our institutional experience EA (21%) was a significant gastrointestinal tract abnormality among the perinatal autopsy series. As expected; EAs were accompanied with cardiac, genitourinary, hepatobiliary and central nervous system malformations. Most common causes of death were infections.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 9:30 AM
Poster Session V # 14, Wednesday Morning