• Laryngotracheoesophageal cleft is a rare congenital anomaly characterized by a midline defect of variable length between the posterior larynx and trachea and the anterior wall of the esophagus. This report concerns the clinical course and follow-up of three patients with this anomaly and a review of the literature. Only one of these patients had a successful repair on the first attempt. The difficulty in making the diagnosis is stressed. This anomaly is associated with a high morbidity and mortality.
(Arch Surg 1984;119:228-230)
Philip J. Wolfson, Melvin D. Schloss, Frank M. Guttman, Luong Nguyen. Laryngotracheoesophageal CleftAn Easily Missed Malformation. Arch Surg. 1984;119(2):228–230. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1984.01390140084016