Rapid Communication| Volume 42, ISSUE 6, e9-e10, June 2007

Potential hazards of contrast study diagnosis of esophageal atresia


      Delay in the diagnosis of esophageal atresia (EA) is rare. We present a child with EA and distal tracheoesophageal fistula who was diagnosed 9 days from birth after a contrast study performed at the referring hospital. This article aims to highlight the potential hazards of using contrast to diagnose EA.

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