Cardiac compression secondary to a massively dilated substernal colon conduit

Babar A. Khan, Ruxandra C. Ionescu, Ahmed M. Halal, Kenneth A. Kesler

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Abstract

With the growing success of surgical repairs of congenital defects previously incompatible with life, it is expected of these patients to live longer and experience the complications of these corrective procedures. Esophageal atresia is a congenital defect that occurs in 1 out of 4000 births and is oftentimes a surgical emergency in which colonic conduits are routinely used for esophageal reconstruction. Colonic conduit redundancy and dilatation are well-recognized late complications of colon conduit surgeries for esophageal reconstructions. We report a rare case of symptomatic cardiac compression secondary to a massively dilated substernal colon conduit occurring 44 years after the initial childhood surgery in 1964 with rapid reversal of hemodynamic compromise after conduit removal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2126-2128
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Volume47
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2012

Keywords

  • Cardiac compression
  • Colon conduit
  • Esophageal atresia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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