Esophageal atresia is a condition in which the esophagus does not develop completely. Oesophagus is a hollow tube which starts from behind the mouth and ends at the upper part of the stomach. It carries food and drinks forms the mouth to the stomach.
In esophageal atresia it does not connect to the stomach instead the upper portion of esophagus ends abruptly in a pouch. In some cases a connection may be seen between the esophagus and trachea (wind pipe) known as trcheoesophageal fistula (TEF).
Age: It is mostly seen in new born infants seen in around one out of every 4000 neonates.