A tube oesophagram is a specialised type of imaging scan used when a child is suspected of having a tracheo-oesophageal fistula. Tracheo-oesophageal fistula (TOF) is a rare condition, where part of the oesophagus (gullet or foodpipe) is joined (fistula) to the trachea (windpipe).This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about the tube oesophagram procedure, what it involves and what to expect when your child comes to GOSH to have one.
What happens before the tube oesophagram?
What does it involve?
Are there any risks?
Are there any alternatives?
What happens afterwards?
Please note this is a generic GOSH information sheet. If you have specific questions about how this relates to your child, please ask your doctor. Please note this information may not necessarily reflect treatment at other hospitals.