Esophagus
Congenital anomalies
Fistula (congenital)


Topic Completed: 1 August 2013

Revised: 8 February 2019

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PubMed Search: Fistula[TI] congenital esophagus[TI]


Elliot Weisenberg, M.D.
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Cite this page: Weisenberg E. Fistula (congenital). PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/esophagusfistula.html. Accessed June 20th, 2019.
Definition / general

Gross classification:
  • Type A: no connection with trachea (i.e. atresia but no fistula, 8%)
  • Type B: upper segment connects with trachea (1%)
  • Type C: lower segment connects with trachea (87%)
  • Type D: both segments connect with trachea (1%)
  • Type E: both segments join to connect with trachea (H type - 4%)
Diagrams / tables

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Various types of fistulas
(first image: Fig. 20)

Treatment
Gross images

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Tracheoesophageal fistula

Microscopic (histologic) images

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Residual tracheobronchial remnants
Fig 1: GERD with cardiac type metaplasia
Fig 2 - 3: plates of mature cartilage and acini of minor salivary glands
Fig 4: branchial cleft-like cysts

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