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What are the treatment options for choanal atresia?

The only effective treatment option for choanal atresia is surgery. Up until the time of surgery, it is important that the infant is able to breathe. The baby may require intubation or a tracheostomy (treatments in which a tube is placed in the airway) to serve this purpose.

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Are there alternative treatments for choanal atresia?
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There are no alternative treatments for choanal atresia. The only option is surgery, and choanal atr...
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How is intubation used in treating choanal atresia?
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Intubation may be necessary for an infant with choanal atresia who cannot breathe well enough until ...
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Is there a cure for choanal atresia?
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Fortunately, there is a cure for choanal atresia. Surgery can almost always effectively fix the bloc...
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What is involved in surgery for choanal atresia?
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Surgery for choanal atresia can be performed two ways. Transpalatal surgery is performed by way of t...
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