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RRMCH Doctors successfully operate a newborn for Choanal Atresia

Doctors at the Department of Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) in Rajarajeswari Medical College and Hospital have successfully operated a female newborn with “Bilateral Choanal Atresia”, which is a congenital disorder referring to the complete blockage of the back of the nasal passage.
ENT Surgeon, Dr. Rajendran Dinesh Kumar, repaired the blockage by Nasal Septal Cross-Over Flap Technique by Endoscopic Surgical Repair, which is completely scar less, stent less surgery.
Newborn withstood the procedure well and was under Neonatal ICU care, subsequently breastfed 5 days after the surgery without any respiratory distress. Endoscopic examinations 2 weeks after surgery showed the choana to be free of blockage. Regular clinical and nasal endoscopic examination has been planned during follow up visits to the hospital for child’s routine care and vaccination sessions.
We would like to thank Management, Administration, Principal, Medical Superintendent for all the support provided during the course of treatment.
We extend our sincerest appreciation to the contributions from the following Departments for Maternal and Neonatal multidisciplinary care:
 Obstetrics and Gynecology: Dr Sarojamma and team for Maternal care.
 Radiology : Dr Gowtham , Dr Sandeep MR and team.
 Pediatrics: Dr Adarsh E, Dr Sahana, Dr Venkatesh Murthy and NICU team.
 Pediatrics Surgery: Dr Keshav Murthy and team.
 ENT & HNS : Dr Rajendran Dinesh Kumar (Operating Surgeon), Dr TM Nagaraj, Dr Srirangaprasad R, Dr Girish, Dr Sowmya, Dr Ashish, Dr Manohar, Dr Karthika and team.
 Anesthesia: Dr Rangalakshmi, Dr Mahesh , Dr Gajanand , Dr Monisha, Dr Kruthi and team.