Bilateral congenital choanal atresia presenting at age twenty two years: An unusual case report

A. A. Latifi, E. Hens, A. K. Kakaria

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Choanal atresia is a congenital absence of communication between the nasal cavity and nasopharynx. Bilateral Choanal Atresia usually present immediately after birth and in the neonatal period. We report an unusual case who presented at the age of twenty two years. This case was successfully managed by a transnasal approach. Choanal atresia should be considered as a rare diagnostic possibility in any patient who presents with total nasal obstruction and persistent mouth breathing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-61
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1999


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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