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tracheoesophageal fistula

 

Definition: fistulous passage connecting the trachea and esophagus; often associated with esophageal atresia; may also be acquired; in the adult, etiology is similar to that of bronchoesophageal fistula.

Synonym(s): T-E fistula

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