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Tracheoesophageal fistula

Summary of Tracheoesophageal fistula
A tracheoesophageal fistula is an abnormal connection (fistula) between the esophagus and the trachea. Neonates with a tracheoesophageal fistula are unable to feed properly. Once diagnosed, prompt surgery is required to allow the food intake. Tracheoesophageal fistula is suggested in a newborn by copious salivation associated with choking, coughing, vomiting, and cyanosis coincident with the onset of feeding.



Gastrointestinal system


Peritoneum and peritoneal cavity
Upper gastrointestinal tract disorders
Lower gastrointestinal tract disorders
Liver, gallbladder and pancreas disorders
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Tracheoesophageal fistula

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USMLE® Step 1 style questions USMLE

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USMLE® Step 2 style questions USMLE

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 A 35-year-old woman, gravida 1, para 0, comes to the hospital and is admitted to the labor and delivery service. The patient has not received any prenatal care. After an uncomplicated vaginal delivery, several anomalies are noted during the child's newborn examination. On examination, the boy has hypoplastic thumbs, an imperforate anus, and supernumerary vertebrae. Which of the following anomalies is most likely also associated with these clinical findings? 

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