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South African Medical Journal

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Congenital broncho-oesophageal fistula

N. Nicolaou, A.A. Conlan

Abstract


A case of broncho-oesophageal fistula causing bronchiectasis of the left· lung is reported. Oesophagorespiratory fistulas without atresia of the oesophagus often have an insidious clinical course and most commonly present in adulthood. This rare congenital anomaly should be considered as a cause of chronic pulmonary sepsis.. The clinical, radiographic and therapeutic features of this lesion are discussed.




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