Choanal atresia refers to a lack of formation of the choanal openings. It can be unilateral or bilateral. Epidemiology It frequently presents in neonates where it is . La atresia de coanas es una malformación congénita poco frecuente. Clásicamente se han descrito cuatro vías de abordaje para su corrección quirúrgica. A atresia de coanas é uma malformação congênita rara da cavidade nasal caracterizada pela obliteração completa da coana posterior. Nos 67% dos casos a.

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The latter could be dd to the fact that our service is a referral centre for infant airway disorders. Are you a health professional able to prescribe or dispense drugs? Thirty-five patients required revision after surgery. Another finding is failure to pass a nasogastric tube. A total of 35 patients Congenital nasal obstruction due to choanal atresia.

Choanal atresia

A total of 8 patients had undergone surgery previously at other institutions 7 cases of transnasal approach with an endoscope and 1 case of palatal approach.

Differential diagnoses include isolated pyriform aperture stenosis, nasolacrimal duct cyst see these termsturbinate hypertrophy, septal dislocation and deviation, antrochoanal polyp or nasal neoplasm. We observed the association of this condition with prenatal exposure to maternal hyperthyroidism treated with methimazole.

It has become an important tool to be kept up to date. Blind transnasal puncture with a trocar has ceased to be the method of choice. Suitable nasal ventilation was achieved in 46 patients Choanal atresia CA is a congenital anomaly of the posterior nasal airway characterized by the obstruction of one unilateral or both bilateral choanal aperture swith clinical manifestations ranging from acute respiratory distress to chronic nasal obstruction.


In the immediate postoperative period, patients were admitted to the intermediate care ward, except for those who were intubated previously, who remained in the ICU until extubation at 24—72 h and were then transferred to intermediate care. Retrieved from ” https: Thank you for updating your details. Atresia of the choanae Choanal atresias. Imaging of nasopharyngeal atresia.

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For all other comments, please send your remarks via contact us. The differential diagnosis should consider stenosis of the piriform aperture, encephalocele, nasal tumours, such as gliomas and dermoid cysts, septal deviation and foreign bodies in unilateral casesamong other causes.

Unilateral atresia is manifested as respiratory failure and unilateral rhinorrhea and may go unnoticed. Clinical features and surgical outcomes of congenital choanal atresia: Prognosis CA mainly the bilateral form is a life-threatening condition and treatment cannot be delayed. The most common presentation is persistent unilateral nasal obstruction or persistent mucoid rhinorrhea. Very few risk factors for choanal atresia have been identified.

Acta Otorrinolaringol Esp, 58pp. It was not used routinely only in cases of granulations or suspected restenosisso no conclusions could be drawn about its effectiveness.

Bilateral atresia can present with neonatal respiratory distress as infants are obligate nose breathers.

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Only comments seeking to improve the quality and accuracy of information on the Orphanet website are accepted. A total of 7 patients Two patients with permeable choanae remain with tracheotomy. The transnasal flexible laryngoesophagoscope as an adjunct during surgical correction of choanal atresia.

During the physical examination, anterior rhinoscopy reveals pale mucosa and turbinates in the affected nostril, as well as the presence of accumulated secretions which do not drain towards the nasopharynx. Conclusion The transnasal microsurgical repair with endonasal stent proved to atresiaa a safe and effective procedure.


CA would only play a role as an aggravating factor in respiratory instability. From we began using topical mitomycin C 0. Other theories about the origin of CA point to a persistence of the oropharyngeal membrane, incomplete reabsorption of the nasopharyngeal mesoderm and abnormal migration of neural crest cells. Predictive factors for success after transnasal endoscopic xoanas of choanal atresia.

Choanal atresia – Wikipedia

While bilateral atresia is present at birth and represents a medical emergency, unilateral cases tend to appear between 5 and 24 months after birth. All images were digitally documented. It can be unilateral or bilateral.

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The edges of the neochoana were smoothed and the bone surface was covered with mucosa. Garrahan, Buenos Aires, Argentina. All patients underwent placement of a silicone stent Foley probe number 12—18 as a support for the intranasal lumen for 1—12 weeks. Swinging door flap technique for endoscopic transeptal repair of bilateral choanal atresia.

These cases remain asymptomatic and without clinical evidence of restenosis at 3. The transnasal approach including the use of a microscope is a safe and effective procedure. Its incidence was higher in females Postoperative review was defined as any procedure under general anaesthesia conducted after aresia first coanxs, including nasal stent removal and removal of granulation tissue with CO 2 laser or choanal dilatation with urethral catheters, with or without the use of topical mitomycin C, either to prevent restenosis or to improve choanal permeability.

Patients who required revisions. Are stents necessary after choanal atresia repair?.

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