Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 2000; 4 (4): 95-97

Persistent esophagotrachea: description of a case

M. Roggini, I. Carbone*, S. Bosco**, D.A. Cozzi***, G. Andreoli*, P. Capocaccia

Radiology Department of Pediatric Clinic
*Department of Radiology
**Department of Experimental Medicine and Pathology
***Pediatric Surgery Unit
“La Sapienza” University – Rome (Italy)


Abstract. – Esophagotrachea is the most severe form of laryngo-tracheo-esophageal cleft. This congenital anomaly is due to the anomalous differentiation of the primitive cephalic gut into trachea and esophagus. We present a case of a new born female with a common tracheo-esophageal canal up to the carina. Atresia ani, a vulvo-vestibular fistula, sacral ipoplasia and others associated anomalies were also present. The baby underwent surgery after a laringo-tracheoscopy and a barium study of the esophagus. The prognosis of this extremely rare malformation is generally poor and the baby died on the fifth day after surgery for a serious ipertensive pneumothorax.

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M. Roggini, I. Carbone*, S. Bosco**, D.A. Cozzi***, G. Andreoli*, P. Capocaccia
Persistent esophagotrachea: description of a case

Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Year: 2000
Vol. 4 - N. 4
Pages: 95-97