Esophageal Replacement

  • Shilpa SharmaEmail author
  • Devendra K. Gupta
Living reference work entry


The most common indications for esophageal replacement in children are a wide-gap or long-gap esophageal atresia or an esophageal stricture developing after corrosive ingestion. There are currently four surgical techniques for esophageal replacement in children, including colon interposition, gastric transposition, gastric tube, and jejunal interposition. Esophageal replacement is a complex procedure and involves a learning curve that involves identifying and managing the postoperative complications that may sometimes be serious.


Esophageal replacement Colon interposition Gastric transposition Gastric tube esophagoplasty Jejunal transposition 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pediatric SurgeryAll India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia

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