Annals of Thoracic Medicine
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 48--50

Congenital tracheoesophageal fistula: A rare and late presentation in adult patient


Waseem M Hajjar, Ahmed Iftikhar, Sami A Al Nassar, Salah M Rahal 
 Thoracic Surgery Department, Thoracic Surgery Unit, King Khalid University Hospital, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Waseem M Hajjar
Thoracic Surgery Department, Thoracic Surgery Unit, King Khalid University Hospital, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh
Saudi Arabia

Congenital H-type tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) in adults is a rare presentation and can test the diagnostic acumen of a surgeon, endoscopist, and the radiologist. These undetected fistulas may present as chronic lung disease of unknown origin because repeated aspirations can lead to recurrent lung infections and bronchiectasis. Congenital TEFs should be considered in the diagnosis of infants and young adults with recurrent respiratory distress and/or infections. Here, we present the successful management of this rare case in an adult patient.


How to cite this article:
Hajjar WM, Iftikhar A, Al Nassar SA, Rahal SM. Congenital tracheoesophageal fistula: A rare and late presentation in adult patient.Ann Thorac Med 2012;7:48-50


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Hajjar WM, Iftikhar A, Al Nassar SA, Rahal SM. Congenital tracheoesophageal fistula: A rare and late presentation in adult patient. Ann Thorac Med [serial online] 2012 [cited 2019 Oct 15 ];7:48-50
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