tracheoesophageal fistula

A congenital anomaly where the upper oesophagus ends (atresia) and does not connect with the stomach and the lower oesophagus connects to the trachea (tracheoesophageal fistula). A common complication seen shortly after birth is an aspiration pneumonia. Infants will demonstrate excessive salivation, gagging and coughing with feeding, poor feeding a
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tracheoesophageal fistula

tracheoesophageal fistula A congenital anomaly where the upper esophagus ends (atresia) and does not connect with the stomach and the lower esophagus connects to the trachea (tracheoesophageal fistula). A common complication seen shortly after birth is an aspiration pneumonia. Infants will demonstrate excessive salivation, gagging, and coughing wi
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tracheoesophageal fistula

Type: Term Definitions: 1. fistulous passage connecting the trachea and esophagus; often associated with esophageal atresia; may also be acquired; in the adult, etiology is similar to that of bronchoesophageal fistula. Synonyms: T-E fistula
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Tracheoesophageal fistula

A tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF, or TOF; see spelling differences) is an abnormal connection (fistula) between the esophagus and the trachea. TEF is a common congenital abnormality, but when occurring late in life is usually the sequela of surgical procedures such as a laryngectomy. ==Causes== Congenital TEF can arise due to failed fusion of the
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Tracheoesophageal Fistula

A disorder of the digestive system in which the esophagus does not develop properly during fetal development. The upper esophagus ends and does not connect with the lower esophagus and stomach. The top end of the lower esophagus connects to the windpipe. Prenatal signs of the disorder include excessive amounts of amniotic fluid. Common symptoms...
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