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Trans-nasal endoscopic holmium: YAG laser correction of choanal atresia

  • S. S. Panwar (a1) and F. W. Martin (a1)


Five patients with choanal atresia were treated, using a trans-nasal endoscopic Holmium:YAG laser. The age of patients ranged from 15 months to 53 years. The nasal endoscope provides excellent visualization. The advantage of the Holmium:YAG laser is its fibre-optic delivery, allowing the laser to be hand-held, giving greater precision. Good nasal airways were achieved in four out of five cases with a single treatment. The procedure was found to be safe, quick, with minimal morbidity and a shorter in-patient stay.


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Address for correspondence: Dr S. S. Panwar, M.S. (ENT), Department of Otolaryngology, North Riding Infirmary, Newport Road, Middlesbrough, Cleveland TS1 5JE. Fax: 01642 231154


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Trans-nasal endoscopic holmium: YAG laser correction of choanal atresia

  • S. S. Panwar (a1) and F. W. Martin (a1)


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