H-type fistula

H-type fis·tu·la

a rare form of congenital tracheoesophageal fistula in which there is no esophageal atresia; manifest as aspiration pneumonias.

H-type fistula

Pediatrics A type of esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula in which the esophagus communicates with the stomach in the usual fashion and has a small fistulous tract to the trachea, causing recurrent aspiration pneumonia Treatment Surgical closure, nutritional support