Esophageal Atresia and Tracheoesophageal Fistula | Diagnosis & Tests

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How does the doctor know this is what's wrong with my baby?

Most babies who have one or both of these conditions have feeding problems right away. They may spit up a lot or have lots of bubbly mucus in their mouth. If your baby has a fistula, breathing may be hard. If your doctor thinks your baby has one of these conditions, an X-ray can help make the diagnosis.

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Esophageal Atresia and Tracheoesophageal Fistula by DC Clark (American Family Physician February 15, 1999, http://www.aafp.org/afp/990215ap/910.html)

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 03/14
Created: 02/99

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Esophageal Atresia and Tracheoesophageal Fistula

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