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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 266-268
Congenital nasal pyriform aperture stenosis: A rare cause of nasal airway obstruction in a neonate


1 Department of Radiology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of ENT and Head and Neck Surgery, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Elsa M Thomas
Department of Radiology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu - 632 004
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0971-3026.73539

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Congenital nasal pyriform aperture stenosis (CNPAS) is a rare cause of nasal airway obstruction that clinically mimics choanal atresia, but needs to be differentiated from the latter because of the widely divergent modes of management. We present a case of CNPAS, to highlight the importance of recognizing the classic signs of CNPAS on cross-sectional imaging.


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