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Coexistence of choanal atresia and Tessier's facial cleft number 2.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15236897     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Choanal atresia is one of the most commonly observed congenital abnormalities of the nose. This defect is frequently associated with other congenital anomalies. One of the anomalies, which is rarely encountered is a Tessier's facial cleft 2. In this report, we present a 6-year-old girl who was brought to our department with complaints of nasal obstruction and chronic nasal discharge. On examination, a scar was seen on the left ala of her nose due to the former repair of a congenital defect. We found hypoplastic nasal cavities and bilateral choanal atresia demonstrated by rigid and flexible endoscopy. A CT scan supported these findings. This coexistence of bilateral choanal atresia with a number 2 facial cleft is an addition to a formerly proposed classification of laterofacial clefts. We think that this classification is better for describing the extent and origin of these complex lesions.
Authors:
Ali Altuntas; Mustafa Deniz Yilmaz; Orhan Kemal Kahveci; Sefa Dereköy; Aylin Yücel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology     Volume:  68     ISSN:  0165-5876     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Pediatr. Otorhinolaryngol.     Publication Date:  2004 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-07-06     Completed Date:  2005-05-31     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003603     Medline TA:  Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1081-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Afyon Kocatepe University, Afyon, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Child
Choanal Atresia / complications*,  radiography,  surgery
Craniofacial Abnormalities / complications*,  surgery
Female
Humans
Nasal Cavity / abnormalities*,  radiography
Nasal Obstruction / prevention & control
Postoperative Complications / prevention & control
Stents
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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