WE ARE reporting this case of tracheocholedochal tract as an instance of a developmental anomaly with which we are not acquainted, either from our own previous experience or from a survey of the literature. Yellow discoloration of the sputum along with a positive chemical reaction for the presence of bile proved to be the leads to the diagnosis which was established indubitably by roentgenologic examination. Had the diagnosis been made sooner, surgical correction of this anomaly might well have been effected.
REPORT OF A CASE
J. N., a 5-month-old girl, was admitted to the Children's Medical Center Feb. 4, 1949, because of persistent respiratory difficulty.The pregnancy had been uncomplicated and had gone to full term, with a normal low forceps delivery after six hours of labor. Birth weight was 5 lb. 14 oz. (2,660 gm.). The father, age 32, and the mother, age 30, were in good health, as
NEUHAUSER EBD, ELKIN M, LANDING B. CONGENITAL DIRECT COMMUNICATION BETWEEN BILIARY SYSTEM AND RESPIRATORY TRACT. AMA Am J Dis Child. 1952;83(5):654-659. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1952.02040090100012