Congenital bronchopulmonary foregut malformation initially diagnosed as esophageal atresia type C: challenging diagnosis and treatment

Doeke Boersma, Bart G. Koot, Erik Jonas van der Griendt, Rick R. van Rijn, Alida F. van der Steeg

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Communicating bronchopulmonary foregut malformations are extremely rare congenital malformations, characterized by a communicating fistula between an isolated part of the respiratory system and the esophagus or the stomach. In this article, we present a case of esophageal atresia type C, later diagnosed as a rare form of a communicating bronchopulmonary foregut malformation, an esophageal atresia combined with right main bronchus originating from the lower esophagus. Therapeutic resection of the right lung was complicated by postpneumonectomy syndrome. (C) 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E59-E62
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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