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Is choanal atresia in only one nasal passage serious?

Choanal atresia on only one side may result in less severe symptoms for your baby than if the blockage affected both. As a result, the condition can go undiagnosed for some time after birth. However, blockage of one passage still causes difficulty breathing in infants and should be corrected.

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