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Indian Pediatrics

, Volume 55, Issue 11, pp 995–996 | Cite as

Isolated Congenital Tracheobiliary Fistula

  • Shweta Pathak
  • Shishir Jethi
  • Rajendra Saoji
Case Report
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Abstract

Background

Congenital tracheobiliary fistula is a rare developmental anomaly with a persistent communication between the biliary system and the trachea.

Characteristics

A 7-day-old baby with severe respiratory distress and aspiration pneumonia.

Outcome

Tracheobilliary fistula identified on bronchoscopy. Open surgical excision of fistula was followed by improvement.

Message

This condition should be considered in the differential diagnosis of intractable aspiration pneumonia.

Keywords

Aspiration pneumonia Bronchoscopy Neonate Respiratory distress 

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© Indian Academy of Pediatrics 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PediatricsShree Jagdish Children HospitalJabalpurIndia

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