The Authors describe a new dynamic endonasal Teflon stent, nick-named “little gun”, used after the surgical transnasal endoscopic treatment of bilateral choanal atresia in a 4-day-old male. This Teflon stent, conceived to perfectly fit the new naso-choanal openings and to achieve an “orthopaedic” tutorial function, is made of three portions: “A”, the barrel, “B”, the breech, “C” the butt. The butt is the active part of the splint and must be rolled up around itself, in order to create a spiral tube, fitting to the new choanal openings, able to expand laterally on account of its intrinsic elastic resilience.

A new dynamic endonasal stent for bilateral congenital choanal atresia / M. Mantovani, F. Mosca, M. Laguardia, M. Di Cicco, L. Pignataro. - In: ACTA OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGICA ITALICA. - ISSN 0392-100X. - 29:4(2009), pp. 209-212.

A new dynamic endonasal stent for bilateral congenital choanal atresia

F. Mosca
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L. Pignataro
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2009

Abstract

The Authors describe a new dynamic endonasal Teflon stent, nick-named “little gun”, used after the surgical transnasal endoscopic treatment of bilateral choanal atresia in a 4-day-old male. This Teflon stent, conceived to perfectly fit the new naso-choanal openings and to achieve an “orthopaedic” tutorial function, is made of three portions: “A”, the barrel, “B”, the breech, “C” the butt. The butt is the active part of the splint and must be rolled up around itself, in order to create a spiral tube, fitting to the new choanal openings, able to expand laterally on account of its intrinsic elastic resilience.
Choanal atresia; Endonasal stent; Endoscopic treatment
Settore MED/38 - Pediatria Generale e Specialistica
Settore MED/31 - Otorinolaringoiatria
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