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Tracheoesophageal Fistula: 1

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A female neonate, product of a normal 39-week gestation, presented with excess salivation and tachypnea. X-ray shows air in the bowel, right upper lobe atelectasis, and a feeding tube curled in the upper esophagus.       

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Tracheoesophageal Fistula: 2

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A close up X-ray shows the coiled tube.       

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Tracheoesophageal Fistula: 3

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A lateral X-ray shows the distal extent of the coiled tube at the sternomanubrial junction. A diagnosis of esophageal atresia with tracheoesophageal fistula (based on the presence of air in the bowel) was made.       

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