atresia

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atresia

[ə′trē·zhə]
(medicine)
Imperforation or closure of a natural orifice or passage of the body.
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The parents' wish was to attempt the choanal atresia repair first, with the understanding that if it was unsuccessful, tracheostomy tube placement would likely be required in order for the infant to leave the hospital.
0 Portex endotracheal tube; the stent was placed temporarily until a formal choanal atresia repair could be undertaken (figure 4).
Christodoulou J, McDougall PN and Sheffield U: Choanal atresia as a feature of ectrodactyly-ectodermal dysplasia-clefting (EEC) syndrome.
There were no reported cases of NTDs, orofacial clefts, or choanal atresia in the TCE or PCE areas over the 18-year study period.
Unilateral choanal atresia may go unrecognised until adulthood, as in our patient, when she presented with rhinorrhea and unilateral recurrent nasal obstruction.
Failure of perforation of the buccopharyngeal membrane during midface development in the developing fetus produces membranous choanal atresia.
Computed tomography (CT) revealed that the distress was indeed caused by a bilateral mixed bony and membranous choanal atresia (figure 1, A), a finding that was confirmed by nasal endoscopy Figure 1.
The capability of gastric acid to reach as far cephalad as the nasopharynx was demonstrated in the study of bilateral choanal atresia repair by Beste et al.
3,6) Other craniofacial malformations include hypertelorism, flat nasal bridge, choanal atresia, hypoplastic mandible, and clefting of the lip and palate.
A 15-year-old girl presented with a history of right nostril stenosis secondary to a surgical laser burn injury that she had incurred during choanal atresia repair when she was 1 year old.
1) Clinically, this entity can mimic other congenital anomalies, including choanal atresia.