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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences
School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia
ISSN: 1394-195X
Vol. 13, No. 2, 2006, pp. 61-63
Bioline Code: mj06024
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, Vol. 13, No. 2, 2006, pp. 61-63

 en CASE REPORT - TRANSNASAL ENDOSCOPIC REPAIR FOR BILATERAL CHOANAL ATRESIA
Abdullah, Baharudin; Hassan, Shahid & Salim, Rosdan

Abstract

Choana atresia is a congenital abnormality of the posterior nasal apertures affecting the newborn. The aetiology is considered to be a persistence of the embroyological bucconasal membrane which separates the nasal cavity from the stomatodeum until it breaks down at seventh week, allowing communication through the primitive posterior nares. Bilateral choanal atresia almost always present as a respiratory emergency because newborn babies are obligate nasal breathers. The definitive surgical treatment is repair under general anaesthesia. We report our experience in doing a new technique of transnasal endoscopic repair.

Keywords
Bilateral Choanal Atresia, Newborn, Respiratory Emergency, Transnasal Endoscopic Repair

 
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