Roentgenographic findings in a spectrum of uncommon tracheo-oesophageal anomalies.

Abstract

Roentgenographic and clinical findings in a spectrum of malformations of the trachea and oesophagus are discussed. Five previously unreported patients representing four rare anomalies of tracheal agenesis, laryngotracheo-oesophageal cleft, oesophageal atresia with a tracheo-oesophageal (T-E) fistula to the proximal oesophageal pouch, and T-E fistula without oesophageal atresia (H-type fistula) are presented. These anomalies can be characterised by a failure in separation of the oesophagus and trachea and by atresia of either organ. All of the patients were diagnosed roentgenographically. Since the incidence of associated abnormalities is high in babies with these anomalies, a generalised embryological defect must be a basic assumption in any theory to explain the development of T-E anomalies.

Statistics

05001000'01'03'05'07'09'11'13'15'17
Citations per Year

233 Citations

Semantic Scholar estimates that this publication has 233 citations based on the available data.

See our FAQ for additional information.

Cite this paper

@article{Morgan1979RoentgenographicFI, title={Roentgenographic findings in a spectrum of uncommon tracheo-oesophageal anomalies.}, author={Christopher Ll. Morgan and H. Bart Grossman and John C. Leonidas}, journal={Clinical radiology}, year={1979}, volume={30 3}, pages={353-8} }