Congenital nasal obstruction: Clinical and radiologic review

Eelam Adil, Colin Huntley, Arabinda Choudhary, Michele Carr

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Abstract

Congenital nasal obstruction can result in neonatal respiratory distress because neonates are obligate nasal breathers. Therefore, all physicians who deal with infants should be familiar with the structural abnormalities, masses, and syndromes that cause nasal obstruction, so that appropriate work-up and treatment can be promptly initiated. This paper reviews the embryology of the nasal passage and then continues with the different causes of nasal obstruction. Special attention is paid to the presentation, physical exam findings, and imaging modality of choice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)641-650
Number of pages10
JournalEuropean Journal of Pediatrics
Volume171
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2012

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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