What is esophageal atresia?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Esophageal atresia is a digestive disorder, present at birth, in which the esophagus does not develop correctly. Food is unable to travel from the esophagus to the stomach like it is supposed to. Esophageal atresia causes digestive problems and may lead to dangerous complications.

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