Spontaneous closure of acquired tracheo-oesophageal fistula

J Laryngol Otol. 1996 Jul;110(7):685-7. doi: 10.1017/s0022215100134632.


Acquired tracheo-oesophageal fistulae are uncommon in the paediatric age group. A case of such a fistula secondary to impaction of a button battery is reported below. Prompt management is essential to reduce morbidity and mortality in these cases.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Electric Power Supplies
  • Esophagus*
  • Foreign Bodies / complications*
  • Foreign Bodies / diagnostic imaging
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Radiography
  • Remission, Spontaneous
  • Tracheoesophageal Fistula / diagnostic imaging
  • Tracheoesophageal Fistula / etiology*