Choanal atresia

Case contributed by Dr Renan Bastos Leite


Bilateral nasal obstruction and rhinorrhea since childhood.

Patient Data

Age: 22
Gender: Female

Bone atresia characterized by the presence of narrowing with bony structure obliterating the left choana, with secretions in the adjacent nasal cavity.

Bilateral adenoid hypertrophy, partially obliterating the aerial cavum column.

Case Discussion

On physical examination, the nasal cavity was filled with hyaline secretions at rhinoscopy consistent with choanal atresia. 

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Case information

rID: 54450
Published: 13th Jul 2017
Last edited: 14th Jul 2017
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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