How to use Tracheoesophageal in a sentence

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  • Tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) is a birth defect in which the trachea is connected to the esophagus.

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  • In 85 to 90 percent of tracheoesophageal fistulas, the top part of the esophagus ends in a blind sac, and the lower part inserts into the trachea.

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  • This is the most difficult type of tracheoesophageal fistula to diagnose, because both eating and breathing are possible.

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  • The survival rate of infants with tracheoesophageal fistulas improved dramatically toward the end of the twentieth century.

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  • Tracheoesophageal fistulas are defects in development of the fetus that cannot be prevented.

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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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  • Esophageal atresia alone or with tracheoesophageal fistula (EA/TEF) occurs in approximately one in 4,000 live births.

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  • Tracheoesophageal fistula-An abnormal connection between the trachea and esophagus, frequently associated with the esophagus ending in a blind pouch.

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