This report describes a temporary retrograde occlusion technique for control of a high-flow tracheo-esophageal fistula in a critically ill, premature infant born at 29 weeks’ gestational age, with a diagnosis of type C (Gross) esophageal atresia and tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). This procedure is a useful bridging maneuver before definitive surgical correction for extremely low birth weight, unstable neonates with tracheo-esophageal fistula who are suffering from associated malformations.
Temporary Retrograde Occlusion of High-Flow Tracheo-Esophageal Fistula
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Colin D. Gause, Ian Glenn, Michael Liu, Federico G. Seifarth; Temporary Retrograde Occlusion of High-Flow Tracheo-Esophageal Fistula. Pediatrics October 2015; 136 (4): e1051–e1054. 10.1542/peds.2015-1234
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