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Congenital unilateral nasal aperture stenosis.
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PMID:  20844822     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Congenital nasal aperture stenosis is an unusual cause of upper airway obstruction among neonates, and rarely presents as unilateral. Most commonly presents as choanal atresia. A CT evaluation is essential to confirm the diagnosis. Both surgical and conservative management can be applied, based on the severity of the associated clinical presentation; however, the very rare unilateral condition is usually treated conservatively. We present a case of a 30-day-old male baby (second twin, preterm 29 weeks pregnancy, and birth weight 1.070 kg) with difficult breathing since birth. The baby was referred for an ENT consultation. He was on a nasal cannula, not in respiratory distress, with no stridor, nor tachypnea. There were decreased breathing sounds in the left nostril. Nasogastric tubes size 8 French (Fr) and 6 Fr could not be introduced through the left nostril, which looked obstructed more anteriorly.
Eidha F AlJuaid; Fahad M Alshehri
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Saudi medical journal     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0379-5284     ISO Abbreviation:  Saudi Med J     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-16     Completed Date:  2011-01-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7909441     Medline TA:  Saudi Med J     Country:  Saudi Arabia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1057-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
ENT Department, Armed Forces Hospitals, PO Box 1347, Taif 21944, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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MeSH Terms
Constriction, Pathologic / congenital
Infant, Newborn
Nasal Cavity / abnormalities*,  radiography
Nasal Obstruction / complications*,  congenital*,  radiography,  therapy
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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