J Korean Pediatr Soc.  1998 Jun;41(6):861-864.

A Case of the Esophageal Atresia with Proximal Tracheoesophageal Fistula

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Pediatrics, Eulji Medical College, Taejon, Korea.
  • 2Department of Chest Surgery, Eulji Medical College, Taejon, Korea.

Abstract

The congenital esophageal atresia with proximal tracheoesophageal fistula is a developmental defect with incomplete septation of the foregut of embryonic period and is often associated with other congenital anomaly. We experienced a case of the esophageal atresia with proximal tracheoesophageal fistula in a 1-day old male patient who was transferred from an obstetric clinic due to respiratory distress soon after birth. The baby was treated not by primary anastomosis but by operation of ligation of proximal part of fistula and gastrostomy because of too long distance of 4cm between proximal and distal pouches of esophageal atresia. His weight gain has been good in the treatment of reverse gastric tube interposition for 9 months after birth. We presented the case with brief review of the related literatures.

Keyword

Esophageal atresia; Proximal tracheoesophageal fistula

MeSH Terms

Esophageal Atresia*
Fistula
Gastrostomy
Humans
Ligation
Male
Parturition
Tracheoesophageal Fistula*
Weight Gain
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