Videofluoroscopic Swallow Study in Diagnostics of H-Type Tracheoesophageal Fistula in Children

Authors

URÍK Milan TŮMA Jiří JANČÍKOVÁ Jana BEZDĚKOVÁ Denisa URBANOVÁ Petra DOHNALOVÁ Lucie PAPEŽ Jan JIMRAMOVSKÝ Tomáš JOUZA Martin JABANDŽIEV Petr

Year of publication 2021
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Ear, Nose & Throat Journal
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Medicine

Citation
Web https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/01455613211021580
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/01455613211021580
Keywords tracheoesophageal fistula; videofluoroscopy; endoscopy; surgery
Description Esophageal atresia remains one of the most challenging congenital anomalies of the newborn. It can occur with or without tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF), and to date, there are still no universally recommended diagnostic procedures. The so-called H-type TEF is that without esophageal atresia, and its prevalence is lower than 5% of all TEFs. We present a case report of a newborn with regurgitation, vomiting, feeding problems, dyspnea, and repeated aspiration bronchopneumonia. A wide range of diagnostics procedures had been performed with negative results until we used videofluoroscopy, which revealed the H-type TEF and allowed appropriate treatment of the patient.
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