Technical aspects of the thoracoscopic repair of a late presenting congenital H-type fistula

R. M. Lisle, R. M. Nataraja, A. A. Mahomed

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Congenital H-type fistulae are a rare abnormality. They commonly present with only minor respiratory complications and can, therefore, be difficult to identify. Conventionally, correction is via a ligation performed via either a cervical or thoracotomy incision, dependant on the fistula site. Thoracoscopic repair is emerging as a tenable alternative to traditional approaches and offers some advantages. This paper details the technical aspects of the thoracoscopic ligation of an H-type fistula.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1233-1236
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Surgery International
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • H-type fistula
  • Paediatric
  • Thoracoscopy
  • Tracheo-oesophageal fistula

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