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Post operative procedures

Following a successful repair, there may be a requirement for additional surgical procedures. We cover a few of the more common ones here.


An anti-reflux operation which around 1 in 10 babies with oesophageal atresia (OA) will require.

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Gastric transposition

When the oesophagus is absent or badly diseased, oesophageal replacement may be required. Gastric transposition involves moving the whole stomach upwards into the chest to join onto the top end of the oesophagus.

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Oesophageal dilatation

An oesophageal dilatation is a stretching of an anastomotic stricture.

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