Oesophageal atresia

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

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Not tolerating feeds.

Patient Data

Age: neonate
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

Naso / orogastric tube is curled in the upper mediastinum. The abdomen is completely gas-less and no gastic air bubble is visible.  

Modality: Barium

Barium study with contrast introduced directly into the stomach via a gastrotomy, and demonstrate a long segment (6 vertebral body heights) of atretic oesophagus. No identifiable tracheoesophageal fistula detected.  

Case Discussion

This case demonstrates a long segment of oesophageal atresia in a neonate with Down syndrome. 

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Case Information

rID: 7917
Case created: 23rd Dec 2009
Last edited: 17th Feb 2016
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