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2004-04-05-12  Esophageal atresia with tracheo-esophageal fistula © Teker

Esophageal atresia with tracheo-esophageal fistula  

Ismail Teker, MD


This patient is 37 years old and G9P6. She was come my office at her 19-week her history is unremarkable. During her ultrasonographic
examination, the baby appeared normal, in particular the amniotic fluid quantity was normal and the stomach was visible. She returned at
27-week, complaining of abdominal distention and pain. The examination revealed polyhydramnios and the stomach was not visible.

On repeat examinations the stomach was always too small. A therapeutic amniocentesis was performed to relieve the abdominal distention. The karyotype was normal.

A term 2900g male baby was delivered. A nasogastric tube was passed but did not reach the stomach. The baby was taken to surgery without delay and the diagnosis of proximal esophageal atresia with distal tracheo-esophageal fistula was confirmed.

The small stomach:


Postnatal X-ray:


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