Flashcards in T2- GI Disorders: Tracheoesophageal Fistula and/or Atresia Deck (6):
Conditions of multiple anomalies sometimes associated with tracheoesophageal defects: VACTERL (what does this stand for?)
Abnormal opening between two parts inside the body
Symptoms of fistula if ends in blind pouch?
-Cough and sputter
-Abdominal distention from air
If spits up, will go up trachea. First priority?
Airway, then suction, position head up so secretions will pool in pouch and can suction out, head up
Diagnostics of esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula:
What is done?
Radioopague catheter and x-ray OR immediately G-tube, repair fistula with end to end anastomoses