Last updated on:November 1st, 2020
You’re looking at an interactive scenario from Clinical Sense (one of four distinct learning formats available in Clinical Odyssey). Try it out, and have fun improving your clinical skills.
Earlier today, your colleague in the department of pediatrics found that Prisca Cabrini, a (currently) 10-hour-old neonate, had esophageal atresia with a distal tracheoesophageal fistula (EA-TOF). She is in your ward now, awaiting surgical correction.
You quickly go through Prisca's records. You note that: her birth weight was 2600 g; she has no other congenital anomalies; respiratory examination was normal; plain x-rays of the chest showed clear lung fields; and echocardiography revealed a structurally and functionally normal heart.
You also note that the gap between the proximal and distal esophageal pouches is roughly 2 cm.