When should a diagnosis of recurrent tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) be considered?

Updated: Nov 07, 2018
  • Author: Sat Sharma, MD, FRCPC; Chief Editor: Vinay Kumar Kapoor, MBBS, MS, FRCS, FAMS  more...
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Consider adult presentation of congenital tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) (ie, recurrent TEF) in adults who present with cough and recurrent aspiration pneumonia. [11] Recurrent TEF in adults may be a late complication of surgical repair performed when they were children.


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