A Preoperative Diagnostic Challenge of a Long Overlapping Upper Pouch with Distal Tracheoesophageal Fistula

Takafumi Kondo, Shohei Honda, Masashi Minato, Sorahiko Fujisawa, Hisayuki Miyagi, Kazutoshi Cho, Hisanori Minakami and Akinobu Taketomi

A wide spectrum of variations can occur in esophageal atresia because of the complexity of tracheoesophageal development. We herein described a 0-day-old boy with type IIIb6 esophageal atresia. Esophagography revealed a long overlapping upper pouch that was similar to esophageal stenosis. Gastrostomy is useful for the therapeutic diagnosis of such a case.