Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons                           
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 96--99

Kluth type iiib6esophageal atresia: Diagnostic dilemma and pitfalls of using infant feeding tube


Rahul Gupta1, Pramila Sharma2, Ram Babu Goyal2 
1 Department of Paediatric Surgery, Kota Medical College, Kota, India
2 Department of Paediatric Surgery, SMS Medical College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

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Rahul Gupta
Department of Paediatric Surgery, Kota Medical College, Kota, Rajasthan
India

We describe three male neonates where infant feeding tube (IFT) passed 18–20 cm in the upper esophageal pouch. A blunt-tipped red rubber catheter confirmed esophageal atresia (EA) with long upper pouch in all three cases. Definitive management revealed EA with tracheoesophageal fistula and long overlapping upper esophageal pouch consistent with Kluth Type IIIb6variant in two patients. Importance of using red rubber catheter at the pediatric practice instead of IFT is stressed.


How to cite this article:
Gupta R, Sharma P, Goyal RB. Kluth type iiib6esophageal atresia: Diagnostic dilemma and pitfalls of using infant feeding tube.J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg 2018;23:96-99


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Gupta R, Sharma P, Goyal RB. Kluth type iiib6esophageal atresia: Diagnostic dilemma and pitfalls of using infant feeding tube. J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg [serial online] 2018 [cited 2023 Feb 4 ];23:96-99
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