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 CASE REPORT
Year : 2008  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 118-119

Esophageal Atresia: Migration of the gastrostomy tube into the bronchus


Department of Pediatric Surgery, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Seyed Mohammad Vahid Hosseini
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz 71877-33398
Iran
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-9261.43823

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A 2-day-old baby boy, 38 weeks gestation, weight 2000 g was brought due to hypersalivation and imperforate anus with gasless abdomen on plain X-ray. He underwent a gastrostomy tube insertion and colostomy. In contrast study of the stomach, on the 5th postoperative day, the dye spilled into the tracheo bronchial tree and the catheter was seen,entering the right main bronchus. The patient underwent right thoracotomy and the presence of fistula and catheter were confirmed. The fistula and distal esophagus were closed and fixed to the prevertebral fascia because of a long gap. He is under follow-up and recieving home care for a later delayed primary anastomosis.






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