Oesophageal atresia (OA) and tracheo-oesophageal fistula (TOF) are severe congenital anomalies of which the aetiology is largely unknown. Several chromosomal anomalies have been described in patients presenting with these anatomical malformations, but until now none of these has led to the identification of a single aetiological factor. This paper reviews the chromosomal abnormalities reported in cases of OA/TOF and serves as a starting point to identify chromosomal regions harbouring genes involved in the aetiology of OA/TOF.

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Keywords Chromosomes, Esophageal atresia, Human, Tracheoesophageal fistula
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejmg.2006.12.004, hdl.handle.net/1765/37122
Journal European Journal of Medical Genetics
Felix, J.F, Tibboel, D, & de Klein, J.E.M.M. (2007). Chromosomal anomalies in the aetiology of oesophageal atresia and tracheo-oesophageal fistula. European Journal of Medical Genetics (Vol. 50, pp. 163–175). doi:10.1016/j.ejmg.2006.12.004