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How is intubation used in treating choanal atresia?

Intubation may be necessary for an infant with choanal atresia who cannot breathe well enough until surgery. This procedure involves inserting a tube into the trachea through the nose or through the mouth. Intubation will make breathing easier and will keep the airways open until surgery corrects choanal atresia. A tracheostomy, where the breathing tube is inserted directly into the neck, may be done instead. 

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Are there alternative treatments for choanal atresia?
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Is there a cure for choanal atresia?
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Does surgery for choanal atresia have any risks?
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