DescriptionThis event will provide insight to the surgical challenges in managing complex issues in the upper aerodigestive tract and esophagus, with an emphasis on Tracheal Esophageal Fistula. Faculty from pulmonology, GI, pediatric ENT, and pediatric surgery will review cases and discuss issues involved in managing and diagnosing these complex cases.
Directors & Faculty
Michael J. Rutter, MD
Pediatric Otolaryngologist, Cincinnati Children's Hospital and Director of Clinical Research UC Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Rutter specializes in tracheal reconstruction and complex airway surgery, and is an integral part of the collaborative treatment team in the Esophageal Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.
Todd Ponsky, MD
Dr. Ponsky is a Professor of Surgery, and the Director of Clinical Growth and Transformation at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, He is also a consultant pediatric surgeon at Akron Children’s Hospital.
Robert Wood, PhD, MD
Before coming to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Wood was on the faculty of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio (1976 to 1983), and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1983 to 1999).
Philip Putnam, MD
Philip E. Putnam, MD, is the director of Endoscopy Services within the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. His focuses of care involve Eosinophilic enteritis; abdominal pain; gastroesophageal reflux; complex nutrition related to the GI tract; GI bleeding; inflammatory bowel disease; diarrhea and failure to thrive.
Daniel von Allmen, MD
Dr. von Allmen is the Senior Vice President of Surgical Services and Surgeon-in-Chief at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Additionally, Dr. von Allmen holds the Lester W. Martin Chair of Pediatric Surgery. His special clinical interests include pediatric surgical oncology, pediatric inflammatory bowel disease, esophageal disorders, surgical innovation and surgical robotics. He has been a long term participant in the Surgical Section of the Children's Oncology group, the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America and the International Pediatric Endosurgery Group.
1:00 pm - 1:15 pm
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Difficult Tracheal Esophageal Fistula
We will discuss review cases and endoscopic videos with comments
2:15 pm - 3:00 pm
The Unsalvageable Esophagus
Discussing Procedures gone wrong, caustic line, colonic intra-position vs. gastric pull-up, jejunal pre-flap pros and cons
3:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Diagnosis of Tracheal Esophageal Fistula
Video---Where is the TEF?---Tricks for finding it and decision tree on management.
4:45 pm - 5:00 pm
- Tracheal Esophogeal Fistula
- The unsalvagable esophagus
- Managing procedures gone wrong
- Diagnosis of TEF
- Tricks for locating fistula
- Decision tree for management
- Differentiate between methods that assist in the diagnosis of hard to find TEFs
- Describe the indications for and techniques to endoscopically repair a TEF
- Discuss the technique of slide tracheoplasty for the repair of large or recurrent TEFs
- Recognize the advantages a team approach offers in esophageal replacement surgery