Choanal atresia (CA) is a relatively uncommon but well-recognized condition characterized by the anatomical closure of the posterior choanae. 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 . Choanal atresia. Rhinogram demonstrating blockage of radiopaque dye at the posterior choanae. From T.L. Tewfik and V.M. Der Kaloustian.
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Choanal atresia refers atdesia a lack of formation of the choanal openings. It can be unilateral or bilateral. It frequently presents in neonates where it is one of the commonest causes of nasal obstruction in this age group.
There is a recognised female predilection. Presentation depends on whether it is uni- or bilateral.
Unilateral choanal atresia presents late and can be asymptomatic or present with rhinorrhoea. Bilateral atresia can present with neonatal respiratory distress as infants are obligate nose breathers.
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Imaging of nasopharyngeal atresia. Edit article Share article View revision history. Synonyms or Alternate Spellings: Atresia of the choanae Choanal atresias.
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