Pediatr Surg Int
_ Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
Accepted: 2 October 2013
Preserving the azygos vein when repairing esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula accompanied by interrupted inferior vena cava
William N Evans, MD, Kelly Kogut, MD, Ruben J Acherman, MD
ChildrenŐs Heart Center Nevada, 3006 S Maryland Pkwy, Ste 690, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109, USA. Email: WNEvans50@aol.com.
This report describes an infant born with esophageal atresia, tracheoesophageal fistula, right-sided diaphragmatic hernia, and an interrupted inferior vena cava (IVC) that underwent successful repair. The report emphasizes the importance of diagnosing an interrupted IVC prior to tracheoesophageal repair.