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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 204-206

Thoracoscopic repair of congenital tracheo-oesophageal fistula manifesting in an adult

1 Department of Minimal Access Surgery, Hinduja Hospital, Mahim, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Pediatric Surgery, Hinduja Hospital, Mahim, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
3 Department of Gastroenterology, Liver Clinic, Surat, Gujarat, India

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Deepraj S Bhandarkar
Department of Minimal Access Surgery, Room 2103, Hinduja Hospital, Veer Savarkar Road, Mahim, Mumbai - 400 016, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-9941.141526

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Congenital trcheo-oesophageal fistula (TOF) without oesophageal atresia is usually diagnosed and managed in the neonatal period. Its presentation in adulthood is a rarity. Traditional treatment of a TOF in adults involves its repair via a thoracotomy. We report the case of a 23-year-old man diagnosed with an H-type TOF during workup undertaken for his symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux. This fistula located at the level of third thoracic vertebra was repaired successfully using a thoracoscopic approach.


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