Esophageal Lung Misdiagnosed As Tracheoesophageal Fistula : A Case Report


1 Assistant Professor*

2 Iran University of Medical Sciences

3 Department of Radiology Iran University of Medical Sciences



Esophageal lung is a subtype of communicating bronchopulmonary foregut malformation(CBPFM)
in which the lung ,often on the right side, communicates with the esophagus,causing the patient’s lung to be hypoplastic and consolidated. It is usually diagnosed late in its clinical course. chest Ct scan with esophagography is highly recommended for suspicious case. Here we describe the case of a three month old female infant who was reffered to our hospital for respiratory distress.the diagnosis of congenital esophageal lung was made after chest Ct scan and esophagography. CBPFMs are rare entity, but in lung hypoplasia or stable one sided lung collapse in children ,especially if they have symptoms of frequent respiratory infection after feeding ,it is important to evaluate the origin of the airway to differentiate CBPFMs from sequestration and tracheoesophageal fistula.