The authors present a patient with complete laryngotracheoesophageal cleft and concurrent left lung agenesis and microgastria. Prenatal ultrasound scan showed polyhydramnios and a hypertrophic right lung. The authors propose that the combination of right lung hypertrophy, polyhydramnios, and microgastria in the absence of a competent laryngeal mechanism may suggest that the preferential path for swallowed amniotic fluid was into the lung, rather than the normal route through the stomach. This case illustrates the prenatal findings suggestive of complete laryngotracheoesophageal cleft and lung agenesis, and suggests a potential causal relationship between shunting of swallowed amniotic fluid into the bronchial tree and prenatal lung hypertrophy and microgastria.
- Gastroesophageal reflux
- Laryngeal sphincter
- Laryngotracheoesophageal cleft
- Lung agenesis
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