Choanal atresia: Anatomy, etiology, pathophysiology and management

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Choanal atresia is a common cause of congenital nasal obstruction. It is more frequently unilateral in presentation, and always has a variable degree of bony component. Bilateral choanal atresia is a relative emergency due to nasal airway obstruction in neonates who are obligate nasal breathers. Treatment is surgical and is preferably delayed allowing for facial and nasal growth. Transnasal endoscopic with mucosal sparing techniques are gaining more popularity compared to transpalatal approach. The role of stenting, dilation and mitomycin C is controversial.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hachem, RA; Goncalves, S; Rivera, A; Younis, R

Published Date

  • April 1, 2015

Book Title

  • Pediatric and Adult SinoNasal Disorders

Start / End Page

  • 241 - 254

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781634822220

Citation Source

  • Scopus