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J Pediatr Surg. 2012 Jan;47(1):e5-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2011.10.004.

Esophageal bronchus in an infant--a rare cause of recurrent pneumonia.

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  • 1Division of Pediatric surgery, Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children'sHospital, Houston, TX 77030, USA. appimpal@texaschildrenshospital.org


A 4-month-old female infant presented to our institute with recurrent pneumonia and was diagnosed with a right lower lobe esophageal bronchus. This congenital anomaly is extremely rare with very few cases reported in the literature. We describe the diagnostic workup and management that led to a successful outcome.

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