Choanal stenosis in Crohn's disease: A case report and review of literature

Domenico Leonardo Grasso, Margherita Bussani, Stefano Martelossi

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Crohn's disease is a granulomatous inflammatory bowel disease. Its pathologic findings include non-contiguous chronic inflammation and non-caseating granulomas sometimes with extra-intestinal localizations. Nasal manifestations of Crohn's disease are quite rare. They are characterized by chronic mucosal inflammation, obstruction, bleeding and occasionally septal perforation. The authors describe the case of a 4-year-old girl with Crohn's disease with recurrent epistaxis and narrowing of the right choana, secondary to fibrous tissue.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)228-230
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology Extra
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2007


  • Choanal stenosis
  • Crohn's disease
  • Epistaxis
  • Nasal involvement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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