Osseous obstruction of the nares has only occasionally been reported. We made such a report with a review of the literature in Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology for September, 1926. While this rather rare anomaly has caused considerable discussion anatomically, practically nothing has been said concerning its effect on the development of adenoid tissue. The findings in a recent case may justify consideration.
REPORT OF A CASE
A girl, 4½ years old, was brought to our attention on account of a persistent obstruction of the left side of the nose. The mother had observed this condition since early infancy. The child had never been able to clear the left side of the nose of mucus. The mother said that it was necessary to remove long ropes of mucus from this side daily. There had been more or less crusting and sometimes excoriation of the left ala. The child was a
GEIGER CW, ROTH JH. OSSEOUS CHOANAL OBSTRUCTION AND ADENOID TISSUE. Arch Otolaryngol. 1932;15(3):441–442. doi:10.1001/archotol.1932.03570030459012