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Pediatric Esophageal Atresia



Esophageal atresia is a malformation that obstructs the upper esophagus. The atresia causes the child to have difficulties with swallowing and eating. Many newborns with esophageal atresia also have congenital heart defects, rectal or spinal malformations and kidney problems.


Infants with esophageal atresia require surgery to repair the connections between the esophagus and trachea and prevent complications.  


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