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J Emerg Trauma Shock. 2012 Jul;5(3):265-6. doi: 10.4103/0974-2700.99706.

Diagnosis of congenital broncho-esophageal fistula in a 62-year-old male.

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Department of Critical Care Medicine, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.


Congenital broncho-esophageal fistula (BEF) may go unrecognized in infancy and childhood and present later in life, due to non specific signs and symptoms. We report an adult case of congenital BEF which was diagnosed after massive aspiration precipitated by raised intra abdominal pressure due to severe acute pancreatitis.


Broncho-esophageal fistula; adult; congenital

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