Tracheoesophageal fistula

A rare birth defect in which an abnormal passage connects the trachea with the oesophagus. About 3 babies per 10,000 are born with this fistula. The condition is often discovered soon after birth; diagnosis may be confirmed by X-rays. Treatment consists of an operation to close the fistula and connect the trachea and oesophagus correctly.


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