A birth defect that is an abnormal connection between the trachea (the windpipe) and the esophagus (the part of the digestive tract that connects the mouth to the stomach).
a congenital anomaly in which there is a conneciton between the traceha and the esophagus
an abnormal connection between the esophagus and the trachea (which leads to the lungs)
A condition in which a hole is formed between the normally separated trachea and esophagus. This problem can lead to food or liquid abnormally entering the lungs, resulting in a chronic cough or recurrent pneumonia.
An opening in the babyâ€™s neck between the food tube and the air tube. For more information see the Factsheet on Esophageal Atresia/ Tracheoesophageal Fistula.
caused by improper development of the baby's trachea (windpipe) and esophagus during pregnancy. The esophagus does not connect to the stomach, and there is also an abnormal connection between the esophagus and the trachea. Food cannot pass through to the stomach, and may pass into the trachea and then into the lungs, causing breathing problems.
An abnormal passage between the esophagus and trachea. Leads to pneumonia. Corrected surgically. It is frequently associated with esophageal atresia.
condition that occurs when there is a gap between the upper and lower segments of the esophagus, and food and saliva cannot pass through.
an abnormal opening between the esophagus and trachea
Situation where food and saliva cannot go through.
A tracheoesophageal fistula is a connection (fistula) between the esophagus and the trachea. It is commonly seen with esophageal atresia. Congenitally it occurs because the tracheoesphageal ridges fail to fuse.