Heminasal Reconstruction Utilizing Presurgical Planning, Template-Based Cartilage Reconstruction and Tissue Expansion
The Journal of craniofacial surgery
Heminasal aplasia is a rare congenital nasal anomaly in which there is unilateral deficiency in both the external nasal anatomy and nasal airway. Unilateral failure in development of a nasal placode in embryogenesis is thought to be the underlying cause of this anomaly. The authors describe the reconstruction of heminasal aplasia in a teenager utilizing a templated cartilaginous framework and tissue expansion. The authors feel the satisfactory results of this technique will be of benefit to other surgeons who may encounter this rare anomaly.
Bryant, J., Stein, J., Boyajian, M., Manrique, M., Mantilla-Rivas, E., Aivaz, M., Rogers, G., Oh, A., & Boyajian, M. (2020). Heminasal Reconstruction Utilizing Presurgical Planning, Template-Based Cartilage Reconstruction and Tissue Expansion. The Journal of craniofacial surgery, 31 (6). http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/SCS.0000000000006522