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Esophageal Atresia and/or Tracheoesophageal Fistula


Synonyms of Esophageal Atresia and/or Tracheoesophageal Fistula
  • Atresia of Esophagus with or without Tracheoesophageal Fistula
  • Esophageal Atresia
  • Tracheoesophageal Fistula
  • Tracheoesophageal Fistula with or without Esophageal Atresia

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula are disorders of the esophagus that may be inherited as an autosomal recessive genetic trait, or may result from developmental problems in a fetus. Esophageal atresia is a condition in which the patient is born with an abnormality in the part of the digestive tube that runs from below the tongue to the stomach (esophagus). This disorder is commonly associated with tracheoesophageal fistula which is an abnormal tubelike passage between the windpipe and esophagus. Symptoms of these disorders may be excessive salivation, choking, the return of swallowed food into the mouth, and/or a swollen abdomen when a tracheoesophageal fistula is present.

    Organizations related to Esophageal Atresia and/or Tracheoesophageal Fistula
    • EA/TEF Child and Family Support Connection, Inc.
      111 West Jackson Boulevard
      Chicago IL 60604-3502
      Phone #: 312-987-9085
      800 #: --
      e-mail: info@eatef.org
      Home page: http://www.eatef.org
    • MUMS (Mothers United for Moral Support, Inc) National Parent-to-Parent Network
      150 Custer Court
      Green Bay WI 54301-1243
      Phone #: 920-336-5333
      800 #: 877-336-5333
      e-mail: mums@netnet.net
      Home page: http://www.netnet.net/mums/
    • NIH/National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse
      2 Information Way
      Bethesda MD 20892-3570
      Phone #: 301-654-3810
      800 #: 800-891-5389
      e-mail: nddic@info.niddk.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.niddk.nih.gov
    • TEF/VATER/VACTRL National Support Network
      15301 Grey Fox Road
      Upper Marlboro MD 20772
      Phone #: 301-952-6837
      800 #: --
      e-mail: tefvater@ix.netcom.com
      Home page: http://www.tefvater.org



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