Year : 2012  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 299--301

Anesthetic management of congenital broncho-esophageal fistula in an adult


RV Ranjan, TR Ramachandran, David George Veliath 
 Department of Anaesthesiology, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry, India

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R V Ranjan
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Broncho-esophageal fistula (BEF) are quite rare in adults, more so the congenital variety. The common causes of BEF in adults include infections, trauma, and malignancies. We report a rare case of congenital BEF manifesting in adulthood with repeated pulmonary infections. We emphasize mainly on the preoperative preparation and perioperative management of this patient. It is essential to have a high index of suspicion to diagnose congenital BEF in adults. Anesthesiologists play an important role in successful management of these cases.


How to cite this article:
Ranjan R V, Ramachandran T R, Veliath DG. Anesthetic management of congenital broncho-esophageal fistula in an adult.Ann Card Anaesth 2012;15:299-301


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Ranjan R V, Ramachandran T R, Veliath DG. Anesthetic management of congenital broncho-esophageal fistula in an adult. Ann Card Anaesth [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 Jun 6 ];15:299-301
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