Pediatr Surg Int

DOI 10.1007/s00383-013-3422-5

_ 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:



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.


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