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Acquired Nasal Deformity and Reconstruction

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Synonyms

Acquired nasal abnormality; Nasal defect; Nasal irregularity; Nasal malformation; Nasal rebuilding; Nasal reformation

Definition

  1. 1.

    Acquired nasal deformity is defined as any abnormal variation of the normal appearance of the nose and/or its structures caused by a non-congenital etiology.

  2. 2.

    Nasal reconstruction is defined as any surgical procedure performed for the reassembling or reforming of the nose and/or its structures in order to attain normal appearance and function.

Introduction

Pediatric nasal deformities comprise a broad range of congenital and acquired pathologies. Congenital deformities are rare, whereas acquired deformities are more common. In contrast to congenital nasal deformities, surgical intervention is less frequently required in acquired nasal deformities in the pediatric population.

The decision to operate is based primarily on the extent of the functional impairment and the severity of the aesthetic deformity. Neonates are obligate nasal breathers, and...

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Fishman, G., Wasserzug, O. (2013). Acquired Nasal Deformity and Reconstruction. In: Kountakis, S.E. (eds) Encyclopedia of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-23499-6_467

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