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What are the tests for esophageal atresia?

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Dr. Anifat Balogun
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In brief: Esophageal atresia

Esophageal atresia is a congenital defect.
Feeding the affected infant leads to choking, coughing and blue spells. Tests used to diagnose esophageal atresia include inability to pass a small feeding tube from the nose or mouth into the stomach. A plain x-ray of the esophagus may show air in the "pouch" of the atretic portion and coiled up feeding tube in that portion.

In brief: Esophageal atresia

Esophageal atresia is a congenital defect.
Feeding the affected infant leads to choking, coughing and blue spells. Tests used to diagnose esophageal atresia include inability to pass a small feeding tube from the nose or mouth into the stomach. A plain x-ray of the esophagus may show air in the "pouch" of the atretic portion and coiled up feeding tube in that portion.
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