H-Type tracheo-oesophageal fistula: A diagnostic challenge in a resource- poor country. A Case report
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The Nigerian Postgraduate Medical Journal
An H-type fistula is a rare form of congenital tracheo-oesophageal fistula accounting for 4% of all cases of tracheo-oesophageal fistula. The typical picture is that of recurrent chest infection due to both missed and delayed diagnosis as well as cyanosis and choking during feeds. In resource-poor countries, this problem is further exaggerated by ignorance, poverty and lack of access to basic investigative modalities.
H-type fistula , tracheo-oesophageal fistula , resource poor country , Research Subject Categories::MEDICINE::Surgery
Elebute OA, Ademuyiwa AO, Seyi-Olajide J, Bode CO. H-type Tracheooesophageal fistula-A diagnostic challenge in a resource-poor country. Nigeria Journal of Postgraduate Medicine 2013;20(3):234-236.