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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 …
Contributors All authors contributed to this manuscript. All authors were part of the clinical team attending to the patient.
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