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J Laryngol Otol. 2010 May;124(5):538-42. doi: 10.1017/S002221510999243X. Epub 2009 Dec 11.

Closed rhinoplasty approach for excision of nasal dermoids.

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Department of Otolaryngology, St George's Hospital, London, UK. bertieharris@yahoo.com

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To assess the efficacy of excision of nasal dermoids through a closed rhinoplasty incision. This is the first description of the use of this approach for excision of superficial nasal dermoids.

METHODS:

Three boys aged five, nine and 12 years presented with midline nasal dermoids with minimal cutaneous involvement. Magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated distinct, cystic, superficial nasal masses. The cysts were excised through a closed rhinoplasty approach. In each case, completeness of extirpation was judged by histopathological examination of the excised specimen. Aesthetic outcome was recorded photographically.

RESULTS:

All three patients' cysts were completely excised, with excellent cosmetic results.

CONCLUSIONS:

The closed rhinoplasty incision is another approach in the surgeon's armamentarium for excision of small, superficial nasal dermoid cysts. In well selected cases, this approach gives optimal cosmetic results, provides adequate exposure with minimal dissection, and allows total extirpation.

PMID:
20003604
DOI:
10.1017/S002221510999243X
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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