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The Korean Journal of Pathology 1993;27(5): 504-508.
Laryngeal Atresia with Tracheoesophageal Fistula: 1 case report.
Eun Kyung Kim, Je G Chi
1Department of Pathology, Cheil General Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
2Department of Pathology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Laryngeal atresia is a very rare congenital anomaly requiring immediate tracheotomy. We present a case of laryngeal atresia with tracheoesophageal fistula who showed immediate respiratory difficulty after ligation of umbilical cord and died of aspiration pneumonia at 8 days of age. The atretic portion of larynx is composed of irregulary arranged cartilaginous tissue, bundles of intrinsic muscle and soft tissue without epithelium-lined lumen. The lungs show normal development and evidences of aspiration pneumonia.
Key Words: Laryngeal atresia; Larynx; Tracheoesophageal fistula; Neonate; Congenital malformation