Tracheo-Oesophageal Fistula (TOF) and Oesophageal Atresia (OA) are rare congenital conditions of the oesophagus (food pipe) and/or trachea (airway) that affect one in every 3,500 babies. Babies born with Tracheo-Oesophageal Fistula (TOF) and Oesophageal Atresia need to have surgical correction soon after they’re born. Some children may also need to have additional surgical interventions further on in their lives.
Every baby born with TOF/OA is different and will have different needs. With the benefits of modern medical intervention and the active support of groups like TOFS, the outlook for children with TOF/OA is very positive.
You can find out here about specific medical procedures. If you’ve got any questions, please contact the TOFS office.