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Isolated Esophageal Atresia (EA)

DA: 729

Developmental anomaly information

Definition: EA is a condition in which the proximal and distal portions of the esophagus do not communicate. The upper segment of the esophagus is a dilated, blind-ending pouch with a hypertrophied muscular wall that typically extends to the level of the second to fourth thoracic vertebra. The distal esophageal portion is an atretic pouch with a small diameter and a thin muscular wall; it extends a variable distance above the diaphragm.


  • Isolated atresia with no fistula
  • Tracheoesophageal Fistula,type A

Developmental anomaly parent: Hydronephrosis

Topology: Human body > Thorax > Mediastinum > Posterior mediastinum > Esophagus

System: Human body > Digestive system > Esophagus

Developmental anomaly category: Atresia

Case records MDB13
Observed in MDB cases
Observed in combinaisons (MDB)
Observed in malformative diseases (MDB)
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Last modified: 2008-12-29 14:50:03 by farideh

Created: 2008-09-29 14:54:10 by farideh

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