Tracheal agenesis: A rare but fatal congenital anomaly Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • In this report we describe a newborn with a rare case of Type II tracheal  agenesis and bronchoesophageal fstula. Polyhydramnios and suspected esoph- ageal atresia were identifed during routine pre-natal ultrasound screening. Upon  delivery, rigid bronchoscopy, esophagoscopy, and intraoperative fuoroscopy were  performed, where both bronchi and the carina showed unusual horizontal orienta- tion making it diffcult to identify the fstula. However, a post mortem CT confrmed  the diagnosis of an isolated Type II tracheal agenesis with bronchoesophageal fs- tula.

publication date

  • June 2011