DISEASES

Disease-gene associations mined from literature

Human genes for esophageal atresia

Esophageal atresia [DOID:10485]

Esophageal atresia (or Oesophageal atresia) is a congenital medical condition (birth defect) which affects the alimentary tract. It causes the esophagus to end in a blind-ended pouch rather than connecting normally to the stomach. It comprises a variety of congenital anatomic defects that are caused by an abnormal embryological development of the esophagus. Anatomically Rcharacteryed by a congenital obstruction of4ry the light of the esophagus with interrupted the continuity of the esophageal wall.[clarification needed] The esophagus is divided into two blind pouches, an GFistula]] (TEF).

Synonyms:  esophageal atresia,  DOID:10485,  Congenital atresia of esophagus (disorder),  Congenital imperforate esophagus,  Imperforate esophagus (disorder) ...