Repair of Choanal Atresia
The main risk of surgery to repair choanal atresia is needing another surgery if the airway does not stay open.
In general, children have a small risk of infection or bleeding. Any surgery involving general anesthesia carries a small amount of risk. Call the doctor if your child has bleeding, a fever of 100.5°F (38.1°C), pus coming from the nose, or you are unable to keep the stents clear so your child can breathe.
Injury to the nasal passages and skull may occur during surgery. But this is rare.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference November 7, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Donald R. Mintz, MD - Otolaryngology