Upper GI for esophageal atresia

  • Patient preparation: none
  • Contrast used: air
  • Technique: gently insert an 8 French feeding tube into the proximal esophagus, slowly inject air to define the contour of the proximal esophageal pouch
  • Images to obtain: AP and lateral images of the esophagus
  • Looking for: confirmation of esophageal atresia
  • Post procedure tasks: aspirate air out of proximal esophageal pouch