Feeding and swallowing disorders are commonly seen in clinical practice in infants and children treated for esophageal atresia with or without tracheoesophageal fistula. Nevertheless, only few authors have addressed these issues. This review aims to describe the feeding and swallowing disorders encountered, focusing on pathophysiology, normal development of swallowing and feeding abilities, and possible rehabilitation therapies to prevent or correct these disorders.
- esophageal atresia
- feeding disorders
- swallowing disorders
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health