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tracheoesphageal fistula

Svetlana Bukarica, Smiljana Marinković, Vladimir Borisev, Jelena Antić
We present a case report of a neonate with esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula. In the 31st week of gestation, maternal polyhydramnions was observed by prenatal ultrasonography. Postnatal insertion of an orogastric tube into the stomach was unsuccessful. On auscultation, the apex of the heart was heard at the right side of the thorax, while the liver was palpable 1 cm below the left rib cage. Esophageal atresia with tracheoesphageal fistula and situs inversus of the thoracic and abdominal organs was diagnosed During the first day of life, left transpleural thoracotomy was performed...
January 2006: Medicinski Pregled
A Thaper, N S Jones
Tracheal abnormalities are extremely rare and can occur as a single congenital anomaly, as part of a wider spectrum of abnormalities [such as the syndrome of vertebral defects, anal atresia, tracheoesphageal fistula and/or oesophageal atresia, radial dysplasia, and renal defects (VATER), and the syndrome of vertebral defects, anal atresia, cardiovascular defects, tracheoesphageal fistula and/or oesophageal atresia, radial dysplasia, and renal and limb defects (VACTERL)] or in tracheomalacia. Congenital complete and near-complete tracheal rings are the more common morphological abnormalities that occur...
September 2004: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
K Kimura, R T Soper, S C Kao, Y Sato, W L Smith, E A Franken
During the period of 1 year (1988 to 1989), five infants, aged 3 weeks to 10 months, presented with recurrent respiratory distress following repair of esophageal atresia with tracheoesphageal fistula (EA/TEF). These patients had associated congenital anomalies, including right aortic arch (1), biliary atresia (1), and a long gap that required esophageal elongation by spiral myotomy (1). The patients were evaluated for tracheomalacia using cinecomputed tomography (cine-CT; C-100 Scanner, Imatron, San Francisco, CA), which provides images of eight levels (8-mm interval) simultaneously with 0...
July 1990: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
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