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Bilateral Congenital Choanal Atresia: A Case Report

Author(s): Karampal Singh | Sarla Hooda | Punam Raghove | Geeta Ahlawat and Rashmi Taneja

Journal: Indian Anaesthetists' Forum
ISSN 0973-0311

Volume: 12;
Issue: 11;
Start page: 1234;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Choanal atresia | neonate | congenital anomalies | endoscopic surgery

Choanal atresia is an uncommon congenital anomaly of nose caused by failure of resorption of the bucco-pharyngeal membrane during embryonic development. Bilateral choanal atresia presents with severe respiratory distress and cyanosis at birth and is alleviated by crying. Surgery is the definitive treatment. We discuss successful management of a neonate with bilateral choanal atresia.
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