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July 1921

CONGENITAL ABSENCE OF MIDDLE PORTION OF ESOPHAGUS

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KANSAS CITY, MO.

Am J Dis Child. 1921;22(1):57-60. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1921.04120010064005
Abstract

Cases of malformation of the esophagus are being reported more frequently, but the incidence is, of course, undetermined. Brennemann,1 Cautley2 and Shaw3 reported cases so recently that it is unnecessary to enumerate them here. My case belongs to a somewhat rarer type.

REPORT OF CASE 

History.  —Baby V. H., girl, born Oct. 25, 1920, weight, 6½ pounds; four brothers living and well, one sister dead, cause not known. Parents well. The grandmother who is living has chorea. This child was two weeks premature, but delivery was normal. Had vomited all the milk immediately after every breast nursing. By the fourth day of life, the child had had only one bowel movement, a slight meconium-colored fluid following rectal irrigation.Child was well nourished, had dark red lips, grunting respiration, normal temperature, no pyloric tumor, no peristaltic wave. Barium was suspended in breast milk and fed with a

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