As the name suggests, the tracheoesophageal fistula is a connection between the esophagus and the esophagus.Tracheo-oesophageal fistulas can arise secondary to malignant tumor surgery, primarily due to malformations already at birth, or in syndromes such as the Feingold syndrome.
The fistula causes coughing fits and food aspiration.Therapeutically, the fistula must be surgically prevented.
As the name implies, the tracheo-esophageal fistula is a connection between the air and feeder tubes. Tracheo-oesophageal fistulas may arise secondary to malignant tumor surgery, but may be present at birth due to an aberration or occur in syndromes such as fine gold syndrome.
The fistula causes coughing and food aspiration. Therapeutically, fistula must be stopped surgically.