tracheo-oesophageal fistula


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tracheo-oesophageal fistula

An abnormal connection between the windpipe (trachea) and the gullet (oesophagus), present at birth. This results from failure of full differentiation of the two structures in early fetal life. The baby cannot swallow normally and milk may enter the trachea causing choking and the risk of asphyxia, pneumonia and collapse of the lungs. Early surgical correction is necessary.
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Ulcerative tracheo-oesophageal fistula during treatment by tracheostomy and intermittent positive pressure ventilation.
The management of a neonate with oesophageal atresia and tracheo-oesophageal fistula without ventilatory support is a challenging job; not only in terms of anesthetic management.
A high index of suspicion is needed to diagnose tracheo-oesophageal fistula in a post intubated patient presenting with symptom of cough following deglutition.
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Chromosomal anomalies in the aetiology of oesophageal atresia and 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.
Three hours later we were told he had TOF - Tracheo-Oesophageal Fistula - which affects around one in 3,000 babies.
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.