Bailey Stark was born with a detached oesophagus and was diagnosed with Tracheo-Oesophageal Fistula
For example, "TOF" could be taken to mean "tetralogy of fallot" or "tracheo-oesophageal fistula
" - two completely different conditions.
(3) Traditional therapy for a recurrent tracheo-oesophageal fistula
(RTF) involves a repeat thoracotomy, with its associated risks and significant morbidity.
Late onset tracheo-oesophageal fistula
following a swallowed dental plate.
When Smith was born, his parents were told that he was suffering from tracheo-oesophageal fistula
When Suzanne, 37, read our recent report on Harrison Cooper-Jones, who was born with an tracheo-oesophageal fistula
(TOF) and at the age of three started to eat solid food for the first time after undergoing a pioneering treatment, she wanted to raise awareness of Toby's problems and others like him.
Clinical findings and respiratory function in infants following repair of oesophageal atresia and tracheo-oesophageal fistula
. Eur Respir J.
"Three hours later we were told he had TOF - Tracheo-Oesophageal Fistula
- which affects around one in 3,000 babies."
Hayley supports Tracheo-Oesophageal Fistula
Support (0115 961 3092 www.tofs.org.uk), a charity that helps families of babies who are born unable to swallow.
More serious conditions include children being born with defects such as gastroschisis tracheo-oesophageal fistula
, sarcoidosis and other congenital malformations.
"It seems that tracheo-oesophageal fistula
or TOF is a common condition and that thousands of babies are born with.