Esophageal Atresia and Tracheoesophageal Fistula | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

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  • Are there other options besides surgery?
  • How long will my baby be in the hospital, and how long will it take her to recover?
  • What health condition is my baby at risk of, and how can I help prevent them?
  • What caused this condition? Was it inherited?
  • Will my baby be in pain after surgery?
  • What medicine will help my baby recover? What are possible side effects?

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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

Overview

Causes & Risk Factors

Diagnosis & Tests

Treatment

Complications