Tracheoesophageal septum

Tracheoesophageal septum

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Precursor = tracheoesophageal folds [ [http://www.med.umich.edu/lrc/coursepages/M1/embryology/embryo/14respiratorysystem.htm Respiratory System ] ]
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The tracheoesophageal septum is a structure which divides the the esophagus from the trachea. It divides the foregut tube into the laryngotracheal tube and esophagus. [ [http://www.med.mun.ca/anatomyts/digest/agutdev.htm Development of the Digestive System ] ]

Developmental abnormalities can lead to a tracheoesophageal fistula. [cite web |url=http://www.aafp.org/afp/990215ap/910.html |title=Esophageal Atresia and Tracheoesophageal Fistula - February 15, 1999 - American Academy of Family Physicians |accessdate=2007-11-11 |format= |work=]

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