Acquired Tracheoesophageal Fistula After Esophageal Atresia Repair

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Turer Ö., Tanyel F. C., Soyer T.

Balkan medical journal, vol.37, pp.47-49, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/balkanmedj.galenos.2019.2019.8.60
  • Journal Name: Balkan medical journal
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.47-49
  • Keywords: Children, congenital anomaly, diagnosis, surgery, esophageal atresia, tracheoesophageal fistula, RECURRENT
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Recurrence of tracheoesophageal fistula is a frequent complication after esophageal atresia repair. Acquired tracheoesophageal fistulas are long new fistulas that are localized at sites that arc not typical of the congenital tracheoesophageal fistula. We present four cases to discuss the diagnostic and management challenges concerning various acquired tracheoesophageal fistula localizations.