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Publication Type : Journal Article
Publisher : Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Medknow Publications
Source : Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Medknow Publications, Volume 33, Number 3, p.259-261 (2015)
Campus : Kochi
School : School of Dentistry
Department : Paediatric Dentistry
Year : 2015
Abstract : Choanal atresia is a rare cryptic congenital anomaly with developmental failure of the nasal cavity to communicate with the nasophaynx, resulting in a significant physiological and anatomical alteration of the dento-facial complex. It is considered as a life-threatening or lethal congenital malformation in an obligatory nasal breathing neonate. Elective transnasal endoscopic repair is the most preferred and minimally invasive procedure to correct this anomaly. This case report describes the multi-disciplinary team approach that included pedodontists to manage the case of a 6-month-old infant with choanal atresia suffering from breathlessness, feeding difficulty, and disturbed sleep.
Cite this Research Publication : Niloofar Fathima, Parvathy Kumaran, Dr. Balagopal Varma R., and Arun Mamachan Xavier, “Management of congenital choanal atresia: A pedodontist′s role”, Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, vol. 33, pp. 259-261, 2015.