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Extraneous Nostril:Review of the Literature


Surya Kanta Pradhan*

Department of Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, Apollo Hospitals, 251, Sainik School Road, Unit-15, Bhubaneshwar 751005, Orissa, India.

Correspondence to Author: Surya Kanta Pradhan


Supernumerary nostrils are a very uncommon congenital condition caused by abnormal embryological development. There have only been 33 examples of supernumerary nostrils described, according to an examination of the literature. They may be linked to additional congenital abnormalities. Depending on how far along in the embryological development the defect is, the accessory nostril may or may not interact with the ipsilateral nasal cavity. A instance of a left nostril with an abnormally high number and no nasal cavity connection is given. The surgical procedure is discussed, and many conjectural hypotheses on the development of extra nostrils are also reviewed.
Extraneous Noses, False Nose, and True Nose


Surya Kanta Pradhan. Extraneous Nostril:Review of the Literature. World Journal of Clinical Surgery 2022.

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  • Journal Name: World Journal of Clinical Surgery
  • Impact Factor: 2.709**
  • ISSN: 2766-6182
  • DOI: 10.52338/wjsurgy
  • Short Name: WJCSR
  • Acceptance rate: 55%
  • Volume: 6 (2024)
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