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Communicating bronchopulmonary foregut malformation 1a: imaging and approach
  1. Zahoor Khandwalla1,2,
  2. Kristin Tanney1,2,
  3. Edward Gasiorowski1,2,
  4. Nick Lansdale1,3,
  5. David Wilkinson1,3
  1. 1 The Manchester Centre for Neonatal Surgery, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, Greater Manchester, UK
  2. 2 Newborn Intensive Care Unit, Saint Marys Hospital, Manchester, UK
  3. 3 Paediatric and Neonatal Surgery, Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, Manchester, UK
  1. Correspondence to David Wilkinson, The Manchester Centre for Neonatal Surgery, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester M13 9WL, UK; david.wilkinson{at}

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A term baby was admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit with respiratory distress. A presumed diagnosis of oesophageal atresia was made following failure to pass an orogastric tube.

A thoracic ultrasound was performed, due to persistent right lower lobe changes on chest x-ray and worsening distress without abdominal distention. This identified a soft-tissue mass within the right thorax, prompting a CT (figure 1). This demonstrated an oesophageal atresia and …

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