refers to the inappropriate passage of food, water, stomach acid, vomit or another foreign material into the lungs. Aspiration, particularly involving gastric acid, will often result in a serious pneumonia.
Inflammation of the lungs from inhaling gastric contents or formula. Babies born with EA/TEF are at risk of developing it due to the fistula between the esophagus and the trachea or from "spillover" into the lungs.
Aspiration pneumonia is bronchopneumonia that develops due to the entrance of foreign material that enter the bronchial tree, usually oral or gastric contents (including food, saliva, or nasal secretions). Retrieved: 2007-01-20 Depending on the acidity of the aspirate, a chemical pneumonitis can develop, and bacterial pathogens (particularly anaerobic bacteria) may add to the inflammation.