Laryngotracheo-Esophageal Cleft in a Neonate with Esophageal Atresia and Tracheo-Esophageal Fistula: Report of a Case

  title={Laryngotracheo-Esophageal Cleft in a Neonate with Esophageal Atresia and Tracheo-Esophageal Fistula: Report of a Case},
  author={S. Ratan and J. Ratan},
  journal={Surgery Today},
Abstract Laryngotracheo-esophageal cleft (LTEC) is a congenital anomaly, rarely found in neonates with esophageal atresia (EA) and tracheo-esophageal fistula (TEF), that poses diagnostic and treatment dilemmas for the attending surgeon. In most cases previously reported, the diagnosis of this association was made either at surgery or at autopsy. We present herein the case of a neonate with EA and distal pouch (type C) TEF who was also found to have a LTEC (Evans type III) at the time of surgery… Expand
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