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Does choanal atresia affect children differently than adults?

Choanal atresia is congenital, meaning that you are born with the condition, and poses the greatest danger to newborns. By adulthood - even by early childhood - the condition has already likely been treated and resolved. It is extremely unlikely that an adult would have gone undiagnosed.

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