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Read retired paediatric surgeon Richard Spicer's paper on the development of surgical treatment of oesophageal atresia and Bristol Children's Hospital

Published: Mon, 19th July 2021, 11:42:00 AM

Richard Spicer is a retired pediatric and neonatal surgeon. In 1992 Spicer moved to Bristol to join pioneering paediatric surgeon Helen Noblett at Bristol Children's Hospital.  Bristol treats an average of twelve babies with oesophageal atresia each year and has particularly good results in long-gap atresia repair.

From when oesophageal atresia was first described anatomically in 1670 to the present day many significant medical and surgical developments have taken place, resulting in the first successful repair in 1941 and thanks to centres such as Bristol Children's Hospital surgical treatments continue to improve. Read the highly informative paper here.

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