Portuguese Version

Year:  1998  Vol. 64   Ed. 6 - ()

Relato de Casos

Pages: 618 to 622

Choanal Atresia: A Critical Study. Report of Six Cases.

Author(s): Ribeiro, M. Q. *;
Granato, L.**
Víllela, P. H. ***.

Keywords: choanal atresia, surgical treatment

Six cases of unilateral or bilateral choanal atresia are presented, treated by a trans-palatina approach. The acivantages anel disadvantages of this approach are discussed anel compareci to an endonasal access. The importance of an inert endonasal tube is emphasized, anel a new methoel for its molding anel fixation to the cartilaginous septum that reduces complication rates is presenteei. Post-operativa care is stressed, with local cleansing, aspiration anel topical steroids vised to reduce the atnount of granulation tissue.






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