H-type tracheoesophageal fistula masquerading as achalasia cardia in a 13-year-old child

J Paediatr Child Health. 2006 Apr;42(4):215-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1754.2006.00833.x.

Abstract

H-type tracheoesophageal fistula is rare. Although symptoms are present from birth, its rarity and overlap of symptoms with other respiratory conditions makes diagnosis difficult and delayed. We report a case of H-type fistula in a 13-year-old girl that was detected incidentally during investigations for achalasia cardia.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abdominal Pain / diagnosis
  • Abdominal Pain / etiology
  • Adolescent
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal
  • Esophageal Achalasia / complications
  • Esophageal Achalasia / diagnosis*
  • Esophageal Achalasia / surgery
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Incidental Findings
  • Tracheoesophageal Fistula / complications
  • Tracheoesophageal Fistula / diagnosis*
  • Tracheoesophageal Fistula / surgery
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Vomiting / diagnosis
  • Vomiting / etiology*