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October 1982

Transseptal Repair of Unilateral Choanal Atresia

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Otolaryngology, the Departments of Surgery (Drs Hall, Watanabe, and Kenan), and Radiology (Dr Baylin), Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC. Read before the 15th annual Duke-McPherson Otolaryngology Symposium, Durham, April 11, 1981.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1982;108(10):659-661. doi:10.1001/archotol.1982.00790580053017

• Unilateral choanal atresia is a congenital problem initially observed by the otolaryngologist as unilateral nasal obstruction. Elective surgical correction can be done using the transnasal, transpalatal, transantral, or transseptal techniques. Two patients underwent this procedure with the transseptal technique. We believe this is a safe, uncomplicated, and reliable technique for the correction of unilateral choanal atresia.

(Arch Otolaryngol 1982;108:659-661)