Tracheo-oesophageal fistula

Case contributed by Dr Sinéad Culleton

Presentation

Newborn baby with increased secretions and difficulty breathing. Unable to pass nasogastric tube.

Patient Data

Age: 1 day

The nasogastric tube is coiled in the upper oesophagus. The bowel is well aerated in keeping with a proximal atresia and distal fistula.

Case Discussion

When the bowel is aerated it is due to a proximal atresia with a distal fistula.

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Case Information

rID: 47217
Case created: 4th Aug 2016
Last edited: 4th Aug 2016
System: Paediatrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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