Poenaru et al modified the Waterston classification in neonates with esophageal atresia. It is a simple scheme that can stratify patients by risk. The authors are from Montreal Children's Hospital.
Patient selection: neonates with esophageal atresia with or without a tracheoesophageal fistula
(1) mechanical ventilator dependent
(2) severity of associated anomalies
none or minor
Mortality Rate (1993)
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Specialty: Gastroenterology, Pedatrics