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Ann Maxillofac Surg. 2012 Jan;2(1):60-2. doi: 10.4103/2231-0746.95323.

Isolated cleft of alar rim.

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  • 1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Vinayaka Mission's Sankarachariar Dental College, Salem, Tamil Nadu, India.

Abstract

Alar rim defects are most commonly acquired as a result of trauma, burns, tumor excision or sometimes accompanying craniofacial clefts. However, isolated congenital alar defects are extremely rare occurring in about 1 in 20,000 to 40,000 live births. We are presenting a case report of an isolated congenital cleft of the alar rim. The defect was closed by the use of a rotation advancement full-thickness flap. With this technique, both symmetry and desired thickness of the nostrils were achieved. The skin color and texture of the alar rim were good with minimal scars.

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Advancement rotation flap; alar cleft; congenital; nasal deformities

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