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Congenital atresia of the nares

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Four cases of choanal atresia are described. One of these cases had atresia of both the anterior and posterior nares, a clinical entity not mentioned previously in literature.

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Correspondence to G. R. Agarwal.

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Singh, S.R., Singh, A.P., Mehdiratta, N.K. et al. Congenital atresia of the nares. Indian J Otolaryngol 28, 123–125 (1976). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02990981

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