ERNICA's first Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT)

The STEPS-EA trial is a multi-centre Randomised Controlled Trial looking at intralesional STEroid injections to Prevent refractory Strictures in patients with Esophageal Atresia. The trial involves 1:1 randomization to injection with 10 mg/ml TAC (Kenacort-A 10) prior to balloon dilatation and balloon dilatation without any injection. This trial is in development. For any questions please email the STEPS-EA trial team at


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