Esophageal Atresia / Tracheoesophageal Fistula Overview

Review
In: GeneReviews® [Internet]. Seattle (WA): University of Washington, Seattle; 1993.
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Excerpt

The purpose of this overview is to increase the awareness of clinicians regarding esophageal atresia / tracheoesophageal fistula and its genetic causes and management.

The following are the goals of this overview.

Goal 1: Describe the clinical characteristics of esophageal atresia / tracheoesophageal fistula.

Goal 2: Review the genetic causes of esophageal atresia / tracheoesophageal fistula.

Goal 3: Provide an evaluation strategy to identify the genetic cause of esophageal atresia / tracheoesophageal fistula in a proband (when possible).

Goal 4: Inform genetic counseling of family members of an individual with esophageal atresia / tracheoesophageal fistula.

Goal 5: Review management of esophageal atresia / tracheoesophageal fistula.

Publication types

  • Review