atresia

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atresia

[ə′trē·zhə]
(medicine)
Imperforation or closure of a natural orifice or passage of the body.
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Urinary tract abnormalities may be found in isolation or as part of other anomalies, such as anorectal diseases, congenital heart anomalies, esophageal atresia with or without tracheal fistula, limb abnormalities and neurological disorders.
Pertinent Past Medical Dx: Tracheosophageal fistula, subglottal stenosis, esophageal atresia B.
Danny's Early Life Problems * Tracheoesophageal fistula (hole between the trachea and esophagus) * Severe subglottal stenosis (almost a completely closed upper airway) * Esophageal atresia (esophagus ended in a blind pouch and did not connect to the stomach) * Intra-uterine growth retardation (IGR) Secondary diagnoses in the perinatal period * Benign hypotonia * Failure to thrive * The potential for musculoskeletal and integumentary impairments
They also repaired the esophageal atresia, hooking up the esophagus to the stomach.
Curci MR, Dibbons AW: Problems associated with a Nissen fundoplication following tracheoesophageal fistula and esophageal atresia repair.
The baby was diagnosed as having esophageal atresia (EA) with the "coil-up sign" within the dilated blind-ending esophagus on the plain postnatal chest X-ray (Figure 3) and required immediate surgical treatment for respiratory distress.
The antenatal diagnosis of esophageal atresia by ultrasound.
Six years ago Cindy gave birth to a 2 pound 11 ounce, premature boy, Jonathan, born with the birth defects Esophageal Atresia (EA) and Tracheoesophageal Fistula (TEF).
This constellation of defects can include choanal atresia, imperforate anus, esophageal atresia, and cardiovascular defects.

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