Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D.
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Due to a membranous or bony occlusion (septum) between the nose and pharynx, associated with medially bowing of the lateral walls of the nasal cavity. Part of the CHARGE association - coloboma, heart disease, choanal atresia, retarted growth, genital hypoplasia, and ear anomalies.
On computed tomography, a bony occlusion between the nose and the pharynx can be visualized.The lateral walls of the nasal cavity are thickened and bowed medially, and the vomer is usually enlarged.
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