Objectives: We evaluated the results of endoscopic
repair for choanal atresia.
Patients and Methods: Ten patients (2 males, 8
females) underwent transnasal endoscopic repair for
choanal atresia. Involvement was unilateral in five
cases and bilateral in five cases. Unilateral patients
were treated at a mean age of 22.6 years (range 1 to
44 years), while bilateral cases were treated within the
first six days of life. Two patients with bilateral involvement
had associated polydactyl and tracheoesophageal
fistula, respectively. The mean follow-up
period was 26 months (range 8 to 56 months).
Results: No postoperative complications such as significant
hemorrhage, injury to the skull base, cerebrospinal
fluid fistula, septal perforation, or granulation
tissue formation were encountered. All the patients
had choanal patency at the end of six months.
Conclusion: Endoscopic repair of choanal atresia
is effective in both unilateral and bilateral cases.
FREE FULL TEXTAnahtar Kelimeler: Koanal atrezi/cerrahi; endoskopi/yöntem.