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Clinical features of tracheoesophageal fistula

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The baby is often described as frothy - secondary to air flowing into the oesophagus.

There is a high incidence of aspiration pneumonia, caused by spill over of milk via the fistula.

Abdominal distension may be present if there is a connection between the oesophagus, trachea and stomach.

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