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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Management of esophageal perforations in infants by endoscopic vacuum therapy: a single center case series

Infant no. Sex (m/f) Birth Weight at birth (g) Diagnosis Age at manifestation of perforation/leakage (days) Age at initiation of EVT (days) Weight at initiation of EVT (g) Mechanism leading to esophageal perforation/leakage
1 m Prematurely in 31st week of pregnancy (31 + 0) 980 Healthy 7 24 1500 Insertion of feeding tube
2 f Prematurely in 36th week of pregnancy (36 + 6) 2500 Esophageal atresia type II according to Vogt 159 161 6300 Dehiscence of the esophago-esophageal anastomosis following Foker’s procedure
3 m Prematurely in 35th week of pregnancy (35 + 5) 2770 Complex syndromic disease with impairment of oral nutrition 32 32 3200 Pulling through of PEG tube (PEG size 15 Fr)
4 f In 39th week of pregnancy (39 + 5) 3140 Complex syndromic disease with impairment of oral nutrition 35 35 3306 Pulling through of PEG tube (PEG size 9 Fr)
  1. EVT endoscopic vacuum therapy, F female, m male, PEG percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy