A congenital proximal tracheoesophageal fistula 14 years after surgical repair of esophageal atresia with distal tracheoesophageal fistula.

Tamay Z. Ü. , Gueler N., Kilic G., Guen F., Celik A., Yekeler E.

The Turkish journal of pediatrics, vol.50, no.3, pp.299-301, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 50 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Journal Name: The Turkish journal of pediatrics
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.299-301
  • Keywords: children, congenital, esophageal atresia, tracheoesophageal fistula, TRACHEO-OESOPHAGEAL FISTULA, ADULT


Congenital esophageal atresia with proximal and distal tracheoesophageal fistula occurs very rarely. This report describes late diagnosis of a congenital proximal fistula in a 14-year-old girl who underwent surgical repair of a congenital esophageal atresia with distal tracheoesophageal fistula on her first day of life and suffered recurrent bouts of lower airway infections and chronic cough, with the diagnosis of asthma in later childhood.