Esophageal Atresia and/or Tracheoesophageal Fistula
National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.
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- Atresia of Esophagus with or without Tracheoesophageal Fistula
- Esophageal Atresia
- Tracheoesophageal Fistula
- Tracheoesophageal Fistula with or without Esophageal Atresia
Esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula are disorders of the esophagus that may be inherited as an autosomal recessive genetic trait, or may result from developmental problems in a fetus. Esophageal atresia is a condition in which the patient is born with an abnormality in the part of the digestive tube that runs from below the tongue to the stomach (esophagus). This disorder is commonly associated with tracheoesophageal fistula which is an abnormal tubelike passage between the windpipe and esophagus. Symptoms of these disorders may be excessive salivation, choking, the return of swallowed food into the mouth, and/or a swollen abdomen when a tracheoesophageal fistula is present.
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