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Tracheoesophageal Fistula

more about Tracheoesophageal Fistula


  • This is a congenital anomaly of digestive system, in which a connection or hole exists between the esophagus and the trachea.
  • May accompany a narrowing or obstruction of the esophagus (esophageal atresia)
  • There is a fistula (hole) between the trachea and lower esophagus in more than 85% of cases.

  • Distended belly
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Coughing, choking, and bluish coloration to the skin associated with attempted feeding
  • Poor feeding
  • Excessive salivation, drooling in cases of obstruction of the esophagus

  • Inability to pass a catheter into the stomach in instances of esophageal atresia
  • Chest X-ray shows an esophagus dilated with air.
  • A bronchoscopy can detect the orifice of a fistula.

  • Ligation of the fistula
  • Anastomosis of the two ends of the esophagus


  • Seek immediate medical attention for your child! This could be life threatening!




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