Cervical approach for repair of congenital tracheo-esophageal fistula presenting in an adult.

K. V. Albuquerque, R. K. Deshpande, P. B. Desai

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

3 Scopus citations

Abstract

Congenital tracheo-esophageal fistula without esophageal atresia was diagnosed on barium swallow radiography and esophagoscopy findings in an adult patient presenting with difficult in swallowing. The fistulous opening seen on the anterior wall of the esophagus led to the trachea. On bronchoscopy, the tracheal opening was located posteriorly 5 cm below the vocal cords. Successful repair was undertaken via a left cervical approach. The anatomical and developmental basis for the preferred approach is discussed with a brief literature review on the subject.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)216-217
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of postgraduate medicine
Volume39
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Cervical approach for repair of congenital tracheo-esophageal fistula presenting in an adult.'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this