Abnormal Presentation of Type III Oesphageal Atresia and TOF

Diaa Eldinn Yaseen, Faisal Abdel Galil Nugud, Mohamed Toum Elbashir, Mohammed Suror Badrelmaarif


Tracheoesophageal fistula (TOF) is a congenital communication between the trachea and oesophagus. TOF often leads to severe and fatal pulmonary complications. It is usually combined with esophageal atresia. More than 95 types had been described in the literature up to 1976 (1). Since then newer subtypes also were described (2-7). The commonest one is type iii. The latter is diagnosed by suggestive clinical presentation and gaseous abdomen in the X-Ray. Gasless abdomen in this type of oesophageal atresia is an extremely rare condition and makes a diagnostic dilemma.


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