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If someone has an esophageal atresia, are they likely to have some other problems with the GI tract?
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Dr. Frazier Frantz
Surgery - Pediatric
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Esophageal atresia (ea) commonly occurs in association with other congenital anomalies, including the vacterl (vertebral/vascular, aortic/anorectal, cardiac, tracheo-esophageal, renal, and limb anomalies) association.
Other atresias of the GI tract, such as duodenal and anal atresia occur. Aside from congenital anomalies, ea is commonly associated with ge reflux and esophageal dysmotility.

In brief: Yes
Esophageal atresia (ea) commonly occurs in association with other congenital anomalies, including the vacterl (vertebral/vascular, aortic/anorectal, cardiac, tracheo-esophageal, renal, and limb anomalies) association.
Other atresias of the GI tract, such as duodenal and anal atresia occur. Aside from congenital anomalies, ea is commonly associated with ge reflux and esophageal dysmotility.
Dr. Frazier Frantz
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
A link of the esophagus to the trachesa is usually explored when esophgeal atresia is found.
A failure of the anus to form to provide an outlet for stool is seen in a related syndrome that carries the vater lable. Drs will generally explore all related systems using xrays or other studies as part of their evaluation of this problem.

In brief: Yes
A link of the esophagus to the trachesa is usually explored when esophgeal atresia is found.
A failure of the anus to form to provide an outlet for stool is seen in a related syndrome that carries the vater lable. Drs will generally explore all related systems using xrays or other studies as part of their evaluation of this problem.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
In brief: Possibly
If an infant has esophageal atresia, they will be evaluated for the vater association.
This will rule out issues with imperforate anus and/or duodenal atresia. These are detected in the newborn period. Long term effects in later life are rare and are usually associated with the esophagus

In brief: Possibly
If an infant has esophageal atresia, they will be evaluated for the vater association.
This will rule out issues with imperforate anus and/or duodenal atresia. These are detected in the newborn period. Long term effects in later life are rare and are usually associated with the esophagus
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