Medical Definition of Tracheoesophageal fistula

1. 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 and a bluish discolouration to the skin (cyanosis). Treatment involves the surgical repair of the oesophagus before the child can take anything by mouth. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tracheoesophageal Fistula

tracheobiliary fistula
tracheobranchia
tracheobranchiae
tracheobroncheopathia osteoplastica
tracheobronchial
tracheobronchial diverticulum
tracheobronchial dyskinesia
tracheobronchial groove
tracheobronchitis
tracheobronchomegaly
tracheobronchopathia osteochondroplastica
tracheobronchoscopy
tracheocele
tracheoceles
tracheoesophageal
tracheoesophageal fistula (current term)
tracheoesophageal puncture
tracheoesophageal speech
tracheogenic
tracheolar
tracheolaryngeal
tracheole
tracheoles
tracheomalacia
tracheomegaly
tracheopathia osteoplastica
tracheopathy
tracheopharyngeal
tracheophonae
tracheophonesis

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