Congenital bronchoesophageal fistula in an adult—report of a rare case
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Congenital bronchoesophageal fistula (CBEF) is a rare entity in adults. Patients with CBEF present with cough and recurrent respiratory tract infection. Diagnosis is confirmed by barium esophagogram and contrast-enhanced computed tomography. Management is by surgical ligation of the fistula and repair. Concomitant lung resection procedures will be required for any coexisting lung pathology. Thoracoscopic approach can be considered in young, healthy adults where the adhesions are less.
KeywordsCongenital bronchoesophageal fistula Barium esophagogram Surgical management
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