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Yeungnam University Journal of Medicine 1985;2(1):253-258.
DOI:    Published online December 31, 1985.
Congenital Tracheoesophageal Fistula without Atresia of the Esophagus.
Dong Hyup Lee, Cheol Joo Lee, Hyun Sik Min
The congenital tracheoesophageal fistula without atresia of the esophagus is considered a rare variant, and the literature concerned to the tracheoesophageal fistula fistula without atresia is little in adult especially. The 22-year-old male was admitted to Yeungnam University Hospital with his chief complaints of weight loss (6 kg/6 months), abdominal discomfort, and intermittent coughing. The diagnosis was made by the endoscopy and esophagography. The fistula was 1.5 cm in diameter, 0.5 cm in length. The level was around second thoracic vertebra. The operation was performed transpleurally through the right third intercostals space and the fistula was secured with interrupted silk suture after division. The fibrotic adhesion was seen around the tracheoesophageal fistula. The postoperative course was uneventful, and postoperative esophagogram revealed no extraluminal leakage. Herewith we report this unusual case of isolated tracheo-esophageal fistula with review of literatures.
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