Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons                           
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 42-

Esophageal atresia with tracheo-esophageal fistula


Subir K Chatterjee 
 Consultant Pediatric Surgeon, Park Clinic, 4, Gorky Terrace, Kolkata 700017, India

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Subir K Chatterjee
Consultant Pediatric Surgeon, Park Clinic, 4, Gorky Terrace, Kolkata 700017
India




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Chatterjee SK. Esophageal atresia with tracheo-esophageal fistula.J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg 2010;15:42-42


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Chatterjee SK. Esophageal atresia with tracheo-esophageal fistula. J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg [serial online] 2010 [cited 2022 May 16 ];15:42-42
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Sir,

I read with interest, the recently published paper (1) on esophageal atresia. Many years ago, I had diagnosed esophageal atresia with tracheo-esophageal fistula in the emergency room and had sent the baby to the ward. [1] The resident came running to tell me that he had passed a tube from the nose into the stomach and hence my diagnosis was surely wrong! He had indeed passed a no.6 Fr nasogastric tube; the tube was found to have traversed the nose, the pharynx, the larynx, the trachea, the fistula and the lower esophagus and had reached the stomach.

References

1Hombalkar NN, Dhanawade S, Hombalkar P, Vaze D. Esophageal atresia with tracheo-esophageal fistula: accidental trans-gastric intubation. J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg 2009;14: 224-5.