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What is TOF OA?

What is TOF OA?

OA/TOF stands for Oesophageal Atresia (OA) and Tracheo-Oesophageal Fistula (TOF). OA/TOF are rare congenital conditions of the oesophagus (food pipe) and/or trachea (airway) that affects 1 in every 3,500 people.

How do you feed a child with a tracheoesophageal fistula?

Key points

  1. Your child might find it difficult to swallow food and liquids after EA/TEF repair.
  2. You can help your child by serving foods with dressings or sauces, letting your child take sips of liquid after every two or three bites, cutting food into small pieces and scheduling five or six small meals during the day.

What is a tat tube?

During the operation a feeding tube (naso-gastric tube) will have been passed through your. baby’s nose into their stomach. This tube is called a trans-anastomotic tube (TAT) and will. be used a few days later when your baby is able to restart milk feeds.

What causes TOF OA?

When a baby is growing in the womb, the oesophagus and trachea develop from one tube. OA and TOF are believed to happen when the oesophagus and trachea fail to separate properly. It is not something that can be prevented, and it is not caused by anything you might have done while you were pregnant.

What is TOF in esophagus?

A tracheo-oesophageal fistula (TOF) is when there is an abnormal connection between the trachea (windpipe) and the oesophagus (food pipe). • OA/TOF needs to be repaired with surgery, which usually occurs in the first few days of life.

How do you close a tracheoesophageal fistula?

How is tracheoesophageal fistula treated?

  1. Make a small incision in your child’s neck or back, depending on the location of the TEF.
  2. Divide the fistula, closing the connection between the esophagus and the trachea.
  3. Remove the pouch from the back of the trachea where the TEF originated.

How many babies are born with tracheoesophageal fistula?

Normally, the esophagus and the trachea are two separate tubes that are not connected. Tracheoesophageal fistula is also known as TE fistula or simply TEF. TE fistula is a birth defect, which occurs in 1 in 5,000 births, and occurs as a fetus is forming in its mother’s uterus.

What are the types of enteral feeding?

Several types of tubes are used for enteral feeding:

  • Nasogastric tubes.
  • Nasojejunal tube (NJT)
  • Jejunostomy tubes (JEJ, PEJ or RIJ tubes)
  • Radiologically inserted gastrostomy tube (RIG)
  • Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tubes (PEG tube)

What are the 2 types of esophageal atresia?

There are four types of esophageal atresia: Type A, Type B, Type C and Type D.

  • Type A is when the upper and lower parts of the esophagus do not connect and have closed ends.
  • Type B is very rare.
  • Type C is the most common type.
  • Type D is the rarest and most severe.

What is a TOF cough?

‘TOF cough’. The distinctive sound is caused by. coughing through the floppy section of the trachea. They also need to cough more often, as lining of the trachea is missing specialised cells that trap dust particles and clear them from the airway.

What is the life expectancy of someone with Tetralogy of Fallot?

Tetralogy of Fallot is a rather common complex cardiac malformation with an incidence of 0.1/1000 live births. Without surgical intervention, patients had a 1 year survival rate of 66%, 49% after 2 years and only 10–15% after more than 20 years [1,2].

What are the types of TEF?


Gross Vogt TEF?
Type B Type 3A Yes
Type C Type 3B Yes
Type D Type 3C Yes
Type E (or H-Type) Yes

How do you check for tracheoesophageal fistula?

Diagnosing TE fistula: X-rays are taken to look at the chest and abdomen. A small tube may also be placed into the mouth or nose and then guided into the esophagus. With esophageal atresia, the tube usually cannot be inserted very far into the esophagus.

What are the six different types of enteral feeding tubes?

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