Repair of Choanal Atresia
Why It Is Done
The surgery opens nasal passages to allow the baby to breathe. A newborn can only breathe through the nose (except when crying) in the first weeks of life.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference November 7, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Donald R. Mintz, MD - Otolaryngology