Tracheoesophageal fistula and esophageal atresia repair

Alternative Names

TEF repair; Esophageal atresia repair

Definition of Tracheoesophageal fistula and esophageal atresia repair

Tracheoesophageal fistula and esophageal atresia repair is surgery to repair two birth defects in your esophagus and trachea. Your esophagus is the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach. Your trachea, or windpipe, is the tube that carries air to the lungs.

Review

Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine; and George F. Longstreth, MD, Department of Gastroenterology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, San Diego. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 1/30/2010

Tracheoesophageal fistula repair - series

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