Understanding with Video what being born unable to swallow means Ea-Tef – Tof-oa

Please Note – There are many Very Good Hospital Teams around our World, that deal with this Condition. Most are already talking to each other, No matter where you go, someone is on hand to help the team your under. 

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Esophageal atresia is an important diagnosis for paediatric surgeons to understand.

Hi Steve,

This is Kiersten from GlobalCastMD, I work with Todd and Dr. Von Allmen. We have spoken before. In response to your request for videos explaining being born unable to to swallow. Here is a YouTube link to a great video our team made last year, it is “Esophageal Atresia in Brief: Presentation, Workup, Diagnosis, and Treatment” and we think it would work well for your audience. We will hopefully have another to share with you in the not too distant future.

Please let us know how else we can support the work you do,


Here, we review the basics of esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula with Dr. Daniel von Allmen and Dr. Aaron Garrison from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Centre.

Hosts: Ellen Encisco, Rod Gerardo, Todd Ponsky

00:00 Introduction

00:36 What is esophageal atresia?

01:06 How does esophageal atresia occur?

01:26 Typical presentation and diagnosis

02:33 Additional workup for associated anomalies

04:11 EA classification

05:22 Initial management

06:45 Operative management

07:06 Postoperative management

07:38 Postoperative complications

08:19 Outcomes

09:14 Summary

From Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. 

LINK TO THIS HOSPITAL  Cincinnati Children’s Hospital International (birth-defect.org)

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