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Table 4 Detailed distribution of the main airway complications in children coming from our surgical unit and other surgical institutions

From: Respiratory problems in children with esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula

Airway complications Patients treated at our centre Patients treated at other hospital
Number 64 41
Tracheomalacia 19 (30%) 16 (39%)
Tracheal diverticulum 5 (8%) 11 (27%)
Recurrent tracheoesophageal fistula 3 (5%) 7 (17%)
Lobar atelectasis 2 (3%) 10 (24%)
Bronchiectasis 3 (5%) 6 (14%)
Bronchomalacia 2 (3%) 0
Vocal cord paresis 5 (8%) 1 (2%)
Subglottic stenosis 2 (3%) 0
Larynx cleft 1 (2%) 1 (2%)