TOF [Tracheo-Oesophageal Fistula] and OA [Oesophageal Atresia]

Oesophageal Atresia [OA] is a rare condition where a section at the top of the oesophagus [gullet] is closed off, forming a blind-end. This means food cannot pass from the throat to the stomach.

Tracheo-Oesophageal Fistula [TOF] is another rare condition, which tends to occur alongside oesophageal atresia. This is where the bottom end of the oesophagus is joined to the trachea [windpipe]. Find out more...