Congenital nasal pyriform aperture stenosis: Non-surgical management and long-term analysis

James J. Lee, John P. Bent, Robert F. Ward

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Congenital nasal pyriform aperture stenosis is a rare cause of airway obstruction in the newborn. Immediate recognition and therapy are essential for this potentially life-threatening condition. After initial management, which includes establishment of an oral airway, surgical repair of the stenotic bony inlet has been traditionally considered. We present a long-term follow-up of two patients with congenital pyriform aperture stenosis, who were managed expectantly. Pertinent embryology, clinical presentation, and general treatment strategies for these patients are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)167-171
Number of pages5
JournalInternational journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 20 2001


  • Maxillofacial abnormalities
  • Nasal cavity
  • Nasal obstruction
  • Nasal pyriform aperture stenosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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