Tracheoesophageal fistula

What is Tracheoesophageal fistula?

Tracheoesophageal fistula meaning A congenital (present at birth) or acquired opening between the esophagus and the trachea (the windpipe). It can lead to breathing problems since food can travel from the trachea into the lungs.

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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