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Bilateral choanal atresia in a newborn

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October 1, 2007
by Soham Roy, MD; Richard Vivero, AB

A newborn boy was transferred to our institution emergently for management of respiratory distress after pediatricians at the referring hospital were unable to pass a catheter through the nasal cavity. This suggested a diagnosis of bilateral choanal atresia. The child's airway was maintained with a McGovern nipple.

 

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