Early recognition of h-type tracheoesophageal fistula

APSP J Case Rep. 2012 Jan;3(1):4. Epub 2012 Mar 1.


Tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) without associated esophageal atresia (EA) is a rare congenital anomaly. Diagnosis in neonatal period is usually not made and most of the patients are treated as cases of pneumonia. A case of H-type of tracheoesophageal fistula, diagnosed within 24 hours of delivery based upon choking and cyanosis on first trial of feed, is being reported. Diagnosis was confirmed with contrast esophagram. Through cervical approach fistula was repaired and baby had uneventful post operative outcome.

Keywords: Atresia; Esophagus; H-Type; Tracheoesophageal fistula.

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