H-type fistula | definition of H-type fistula by Medical dictionary
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
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Thoracoscopic ligation of a tracheoesophageal H-type fistula
in a newborn.