Respiratory distress. Failure to pass NG tube.
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There is narrowing of the choana bilaterally with mebranous obstruction and retention of secretions. An NG tube has been inserted into the mouth.
Choanal atresia can be unilateral or bilateral and may be secondary to bony or membranous obstruction. Even where the atresia is caused by a membrane, the bony portion of the choana are usually narrowed.