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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 disorders
Upper gastrointestinal tract disorders
Lower gastrointestinal tract disorders
Liver, gallbladder and pancreas disorders