T2- GI Disorders: Tracheoesophageal Fistula and/or Atresia Flashcards Preview

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Flashcards in T2- GI Disorders: Tracheoesophageal Fistula and/or Atresia Deck (6):
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Conditions of multiple anomalies sometimes associated with tracheoesophageal defects: VACTERL (what does this stand for?)

-Vertebral defect
-Anorectal malformation
-Cardiac defects
-Tracheoesophageal fistula
-Esophageal atresia
-Renal anomalies
-Limb defects

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Abnormal opening between two parts inside the body

Fistuala

3

Symptoms of fistula if ends in blind pouch?

-Drools, saliva
-Cough and sputter
-Laryngospasm
-Abdominal distention from air

4

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

5

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

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Post-op for fistulas:
-Dont want anything ____
-What kind of cough?
-What kind of cancer risk after this repair?

-Dont want anything irritatiing
-BARKY cough post-op
-Esophageal cancer risk after this repair

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