Posterior choanal atresia - bilateral

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abdrabou


Neonatal respiratory distress and cyanosis with feeding

Patient Data

Age: 1 week
Gender: Female

Medial bowing of the posterior aspect of maxillary sinuses bilaterally with narrowing of the posterior choana (about 1.5 mm) and retention of mucus inside the nasal cavities denoting bilateral choanal atresia (osseous type). 

Endotracheal tube is noted.

Case Discussion

Bilateral choanal atresia is a life threatening condition until the patient underwent surgical intervention to maintain airway patency during mouth closure.

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Case information

rID: 65835
Published: 25th Jan 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Paediatrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Ain Shams University

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