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Archivos argentinos de pediatría

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ZANETTA, Adrián; CUESTAS, Giselle; OVIEDO, Maricruz  and  TISCORNI, Carlos. Unilateral nasal obstruction in children: Pai syndrome. Arch. argent. pediatr. [online]. 2011, vol.109, n.5, pp.100-103. ISSN 0325-0075.

Unilateral obstruction of the nasal cavity in children is mainly caused by the introduction of foreign bodies further stated with rhinorrhea and fetid odor. Less commonly, it can be traumatic, neoplastic, due to congenital malformation or iatrogenic. Symptoms of congenital intranasal mass may present at birth, or go unnoticed and be a finding in a routine pediatric examination. Patient evaluation should include imaging studies to guide the diagnosis and rule out intracranial extension. A syndrome associated with congenital nasal tumor should be suspected when other abnormalities are present. Pai syndrome is a rare genetic disorder. Its manifestations are craniofacial being congenital nasal polyp his main marker. We present a patient with unilateral nasal respiratory failure secondary to congenital nasal lipoma, with craniofacial anomalies belonging to Pai syndrome. Nasal obstruction was successfully surgically resolved.

Keywords : Unilateral nasal obstruction; Pai syndrome; Lipoma.

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