CONGENITAL ATRESIA OF THE OESOPHAGUS, 7794
7794 CONGENITAL ATRESIA OF THE OESOPHAGUS
This specimen is from a child who died in the Adelaide Children’s Hospital in 1952. The upper oesophagus is dilated and ends blindly at the level of the bifurcation of the trachea. The trachea communicates with the lower oesophagus, as is usual in these cases. A probe passed into the trachea freely entered both main bronchi as well as the lower oesophagus.