VATER: tracheo-oesophageal fistula / oesophageal atresia and anal atresia

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

Presentation

Regurgitation. No passage of meconium.

Patient Data

Age: 1 day
Gender: Male

No focal consolidation, collapse or pleura effusion. Cardiomediastinal contour within normal limits. Prominent lucency projects over the thoracic inlet.

Dilated loops of bowel with particularly in the pelvis with no rectal gas seen. No mural gas, intraperitoneal gas nor portal venous gas. 12 rib pairs. No vertebral segmental anomaly.      

Case Discussion

Both tracheo-oesophagel fistula (TOF) / oesophageal atresia and anal atresia were treated surgically. The TOF must be distal to allow gas into the gastrointestinal tract. 

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Case information

rID: 41339
Case created: 26th Nov 2015
Last edited: 20th Jan 2016
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