Don developed a special interest in the fledgling subspecialty of cardiothoracic anaesthesia and was involved in many of the early repairs of congenital tracheo-oesophageal
fistulas performed in Johannesburg.
He was born with tetralogy of Fallot - a hole in the heart and defective valves - and tracheo-oesophageal
fistula, a rare defect in which the bottom end of the food pipe is joined to the windpipe.
CT lias a proven role in neonatal tracheo-oesophageal
To place an NGT, it is assumed that the median distance from the anterior nasal spine to the tracheo-oesophageal
junction to be about 20 cm, the oesophagus to be 25 cm long and to aim for the tip of the NGT to lie 10 cm below the gastro-oesophageal junction.
Anaesthetic and surgical airway management during tracheo-oesophageal
Acquired ulcerative tracheo-oesophageal
fistula (TOF) is a rare, but potentially fatal, complication of tracheostomy.
Children with congenital gastrointestinal problems, such as tracheo-oesophageal
fistula, will inevitably have difficulty due to the dysmotility of the oesophagus, which persists even after surgical correction.
He had tracheo-oesophageal
fistula, a condition where his oesophagus was joined to his lungs instead of his stomach, and endured major surgery at just 30 hours old to correct the problem.
fistula (TOF) is a communication between the trachea and oesophagus which can be congenital or acquired.
Bailey Stark was born with a detached oesophagus and was diagnosed with Tracheo-Oesophageal
Oesophageal atresia and tracheo-oesophageal
fistula: current management strategies and complications.
Intravenous (IV) opioid analgesia following tracheo-oesophageal
fistula/oesophageal atresia (TOF-OA) repair may cause respiratory depression in neonates extubated immediately or shortly after surgery.