Feeding and Swallowing Disorders in Esophageal Atresia Patients: A Review of a Critical Issue

Andrea Conforti, Laura Valfré, Martina Falbo, Pietro Bagolan, Antonella Cerchiari

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)318-325
Number of pages8
JournalEuropean Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 26 2015



  • dysphagia
  • esophageal atresia
  • feeding disorders
  • rehabilitation
  • swallowing disorders

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery

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