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Open Access Congenital bilateral adult choanal atresia undiagnosed until the second decade: How we did it

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Bilateral congenital choanal atresia that presents in adulthood is rare. There are only eight reported cases in the literature.


We present a ninth case of adult bilateral choanal atresia diagnosed at the age of 20 years. Can a bilateral choanal atresia present so late in life when such a condition is considered incompatible with life?

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Clinical details, diagnosis, and surgical steps with a clear depiction of photographs and comparison with all other previously reported cases, which can help novel otolaryngologists in their clinical practice are discussed.

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Keywords: Bilateral choanal atresia; adults; choanoplasty

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2016-01-01

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