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September 1942

Atresia congénita del esófago.

Am J Dis Child. 1942;64(3):576. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1942.02010090178029

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Three cases of congenital atresia of the esophagus are presented with roentgenograms. In 2 of the cases, the diagnosis was confirmed by autopsy. While this is a rare congenital deformity, it is more frequent than statistics would indicate. It should always be considered in cases of asphyxia in the newborn with a bronchopneumonic syndrome. The condition is incompatible with life, and operation holds the only hope; but as yet the technic has not been successfully standardized.

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