The prognosis in infants with esophageal atresia can be predicted using a prognostic score developed by Rokitansky et al.
Prognostic factors identified: presence or absence of:
(1) cardiac malformations
(2) medical complications other than aspiration or pneumonia
isolated (ASD, VSD)
medical complications (excluding aspiration and pneumonia)
yes (other than listed below)
cardiac insufficiency. pulmonary bleeding, pulmonary embolism, lung abscess, multiorgan failure
prognostic score =
= SUM(points for 5 prognostic factors)
• minimum score: 0
• maximum score: 13
• Scores < 2 associated with good prognosis (long term survival 91%).
• Scores >= 2 associated with poor prognosis (long term survival 6%).
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Specialty: Gastroenterology, Pedatrics