Journal of Minimal Access Surgery

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

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

Hrishikesh P Salgaonkar1, Pradeep Chandra Sharma1, Nippun Chhakarvarty1, Ravindra Ramadwar2, Rajiv Mehta3, Deepraj S Bhandarkar1 
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
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Salgaonkar HP, Sharma PC, Chhakarvarty N, Ramadwar R, Mehta R, Bhandarkar DS. Thoracoscopic repair of congenital tracheo-oesophageal fistula manifesting in an adult .J Min Access Surg 2014;10:204-206


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Salgaonkar HP, Sharma PC, Chhakarvarty N, Ramadwar R, Mehta R, Bhandarkar DS. Thoracoscopic repair of congenital tracheo-oesophageal fistula manifesting in an adult . J Min Access Surg [serial online] 2014 [cited 2021 Oct 19 ];10:204-206
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