from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to the trachea and the esophagus.
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Feeding difficulties, which, while a symptom of many other disorders, can be a sign of a chromosome 22q11. 2 deletion, as well: nasal regurgitation (spitting up through the nose), which may happen because of a cleft palate (one possible problem associated with the disorder) repeated bouts of spitting up or vomiting due to esophageal dysmotility gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) tracheoesophageal fistula
Hirschsprung's disease tracheoesophageal fistula laryngeal web imperforate anus absent uterus
It is perhaps _safer for the beginner_ in his early cases of esophagoscopy to have the patient relaxed by an ether anesthesia, provided the patient is not dyspneic to begin with, or made so by faulty position or by pressure of the esophagoscopic tube mouth on the tracheoesophageal "party wall."
Unless Gibbons has an uncorrected tracheoesophageal fistula (hardly likely), her trachea is in continuity with her bronchi and lungs.