Oesophageal atresia

Case contributed by Dr Sajoscha Sorrentino

Patient Data

Age: 1 day
Gender: Male
X-ray

There is a prominent gas-filled pouch in the upper mediastinum consistent with oesophageal atresia. However, there is gas in the stomach and bowel meaning that there must also be a fistula between the trachea and oesophagus - a tracheoesophageal fistula.

Case Discussion

This case demonstrates the typical appearance of a proximal oesophageal atresia with distal fistula.

 

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Case information

rID: 20031
Case created: 29th Oct 2012
Last edited: 19th Feb 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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