What Is Esophageal Tracheal Fistula?


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An esophageal tracheal fistula, that is, tracheoesophageal fistula refers to a connection (that is, fistula) between your esophagus and trachea. This condition is frequently observed with esophageal atresia.

You will find that congenitally this condition arises as the tracheoesphageal ridges do not fuse. Moreover, fistulas are deliberated created artificially in those patients who have had a laryngectomy, since this could help to generate sound in the replacement of a patients removed voice box.

It has been observed that this condition is suggested in newborns or infants by copious salivation which in turn is linked to choking, coughing, as well as cyanosis on efforts at food intake.

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