The tracheoesophageal septum is formed from the tracheoesophageal folds which fuse in the midline to form a structure called tracheoesophageal septum. It divides the esophagus from the trachea. It divides the foregut tube into the laryngotracheal tube ventrally and esophagus dorsally.
Developmental abnormalities can lead to a tracheoesophageal fistula.
- ^ Respiratory System
- ^ Development of the Digestive System
- ^ "Esophageal Atresia and Tracheoesophageal Fistula - February 15, 1999 - American Academy of Family Physicians". Retrieved 2007-11-11.