Repair of Choanal Atresia
What to Think About
Surgery may be delayed until the child is 2 or 3 years old if only one nasal passage is blocked.
The transnasal method requires less operating time than the transpalatal approach. But the risk of the nasal passages closing again may be higher with the transnasal approach.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference November 7, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Donald R. Mintz, MD - Otolaryngology