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Case 19 

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Case 19
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Ellen Chung

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10.1093/med/9780199758968.003.0019
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date: 23 March 2019

Newborn with imperforate anus. Choked with first feed.

AP view of the chest reveals an enteric tube coiled in the proximal esophageal pouch (arrow). Distal bowel gas is noted. The heart is enlarged.

Inability to pass the enteric tube beyond the proximal third of the esophagus is a specific finding for esophageal atresia in a newborn....

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