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Does anything during pregnancy cause esophageal atresia?
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: No known cause
There is no known cause of esophageal atresia.
It happens in about 1 out of 3000-4000 babies, which is 3 kids out of 10, 000 born. The esophagus (tube for food flow to stomach) and the trachea (tube for air flow to lungs) develop from the same part of an embryo. Because life is not perfect, once in a while the two tubes form an incorrect connection or a blind-ended tube.

In brief: No known cause
There is no known cause of esophageal atresia.
It happens in about 1 out of 3000-4000 babies, which is 3 kids out of 10, 000 born. The esophagus (tube for food flow to stomach) and the trachea (tube for air flow to lungs) develop from the same part of an embryo. Because life is not perfect, once in a while the two tubes form an incorrect connection or a blind-ended tube.
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Nothing that we know of at this time.

In brief: No
Nothing that we know of at this time.
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Dr. Troy Reyna
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