Nasal obstruction in newborns

Pediatr Clin North Am. 2013 Aug;60(4):903-22. doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2013.04.007. Epub 2013 Jul 3.


Nasal obstruction is a serious clinical scenario in the newborn infant with a large differential diagnosis. This article reviews the etiologies of nasal obstruction to aid the pediatrician in prompt evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment.

Keywords: Choanal atresia; Encephalocele; Glioma; Nasal dermoid; Nasal obstruction; Nasolacrimal duct cyst; Pyriform aperture stenosis; Rhinitis.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Endoscopy
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Nasal Obstruction / diagnosis*
  • Nasal Obstruction / etiology*
  • Nasal Obstruction / therapy*
  • Physical Examination