Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg https://doi.org/10.1007/s12070-018-1406-4 CLINICAL REPORT Completely Endoscopic Approach Using a Skeeter Drill to Treat Bilateral Congenital Choanal Atresia in a 33 Week Born Pre-term Baby 1,4 2 3 • • J. Chan G. Ullas N. Vishnu Swaroop Narapa Reddy Received: 26 March 2018 / Accepted: 15 May 2018 Association of Otolaryngologists of India 2018 Abstract Choanal atresia (CA) is a relatively rare condi- presentation will depend on several factors including tion manifesting with respiratory distress. Endoscopic whether it is unilateral or bilateral, if any other associated approaches have superseded transnasal and transpalatal airway abnormalities are present or not, such as tracheo- approaches. We present a case of a premature baby of malacia, laryngomalacia and subglottic stenosis . 1.10 kg, who developed respiratory distress and was Bilateral CA has also been found to be associated with diagnosed with bilateral CA. A nasal airway was created craniofacial abnormalities, including CHARGE syndrome endoscopically using a skeeter drill. (coloboma of the eye, heart defects, atresia of choanae, retardation of growth, genital/urinary abnormalities and ear Keywords Choanal atresia Paediatric abnormalities/deafness), Treacher Collins and Crouzon Otorhinolaryngology Endoscopic Skeeter Drill syndromes . As babies are obligate nasal
Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Jun 4, 2018
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