Tracheoesophageal Fistula Repair

9 July 2016

This 3D medical animation shows a tracheoesophageal fistula in which the esophagus has an abnormal connection to the trachea. The animation explains the normal development of the esophagus and trachea, as well as how a tracheoesophageal fistula and esophageal atresia form. The effects of the fistula on the lungs are shown. Key steps of the operation to repair a tracheoesophageal fistula are depicted.

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