Tef sentence example

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  • Tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) is a birth defect in which the trachea is connected to the esophagus.
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  • Parents often worry about the effect a TEF may have on their child's later ability to eat and participate in normal activities such as sports.
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  • This defect almost always occurs in conjunction with tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF), a condition in which the esophagus is improperly attached to the trachea, the "windpipe" that carries air into the lungs.
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  • The combination of EA with TEF compromises digestion, nutrition, and respiration (breathing), creating a life-threatening condition that requires immediate medical attention.
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  • Infants with EA, with or without TEF, are unlikely to survive without surgery to reconnect the esophagus.
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