January 1973

Congenital Intraluminal Mucosal Web of the Esophagus With Tracheo-Esophageal Fistula

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia.

Am J Dis Child. 1973;125(1):92-95. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1973.04160010060013

The esophagus of a 30-hour-old girl was completely obstructed by an intraluminal mucosal web. This rare esophageal anomaly was associated with a fistula between the trachea and the distal esophagus beyond the site of obstruction. Because of the radiographic findings the correct diagnosis was suspected preoperatively. Surgical treatment by excision of the web and division of the tracheo-esophageal fistula was successful.