Tetralogy of Fallot and tracheoesophageal fistula

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Patient Data

Age: Neonate

Neonate with "boot-shaped" heart  consistent with subsequently proven tetralogy of Fallot.

Nasogastric tube is coiled in proximal esophagus, transparency of esophagus is interrupted on lateral view, and distal oesophagus apparently connected to trachea by continuous lucency that represents tracheoesophageal fistula.

Case Discussion

Tetralogy of Fallot is frequently associated with other cardiovascular and non-cardiovascular anomalies, including presence of a tracheoesophageal fistula.

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Case information

rID: 7447
Case created: 2nd Nov 2009
Last edited: 24th Mar 2016
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