Respiratory Care of Infants and Children with Congenital Tracheo-Oesophageal Fistula and Oesophageal Atresia

Sara C. Sadreameli, Sharon A. McGrath-Morrow

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Abstract

Despite acute respiratory and chronic respiratory and gastro-intestinal complications, most infants and children with a history of oesophageal atresia / trachea-oesophageal fistula [OA/TOF] can expect to live a fairly normal life. Close multidisciplinary medical and surgical follow-up can identify important co-morbidities whose treatment can improve symptoms and optimize pulmonary and nutritional outcomes. This article will discuss the aetiology, classification, diagnosis and treatment of congenital TOF, with an emphasis on post-surgical respiratory management, recognition of early and late onset complications, and long-term clinical outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)16-23
Number of pages8
JournalPaediatric Respiratory Reviews
Volume17
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

Keywords

  • Chronic lung disease
  • Dysphagia
  • Esophageal dysmotility
  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
  • Oesophageal atresia
  • Tracheo-oesophageal fistula
  • Tracheomalacia
  • Vocal cord abnormalities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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