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Diseases of Nose and Septum

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Most common presentation of infant with bilateral choanal atresia: (AIIMS Nov 2011)



A Difficulty in breathing
B Dysphagia

C Smiling
D Difficulty in walking

Ans. A Difficulty in breathing

Choanal atresia is usually U/L.

If it occurs bilaterally the neonate presents with difficulty in breathing as infant is a nose breather and does not breathe from mouth. The neonate may have asphyxia and bilateral blockage of nose that also makes suckling difficult.

U/L atresia presents with nasal obstruction including snoring but goes unidentified till adult life.

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