Tracheo-esophageal fistula (Replogal tube)

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones


Respiratory symptoms and desaturation when feeding.

Patient Data

Age: 1 day
Gender: Male

Post-natal diagnosis of tracheo-esophageal fistula. A Replogle tube in situ.

Lungs are well expanded and clear. Normal cardiac contour. Gas in the left upper quadrant.

Case Discussion

The tube in the upper mediastinum is not an ET tube. It is a Replogle tube which is used in patients with tracheo-esophageal fistula to enable suction of the upper pouch.

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