Asymmetries in nostrils and the surrounding tissues of the soft nose--a morphometric study.

@article{Farkas1984AsymmetriesIN,
  title={Asymmetries in nostrils and the surrounding tissues of the soft nose--a morphometric study.},
  author={Leslie G. Farkas and Curtis K. Deutsch and T A Hreczko},
  journal={Annals of plastic surgery},
  year={1984},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={10-5}
}
Seven measurements and two qualities of the soft nose and nasal bridge were recorded in 156 healthy young adult North American Caucasians. Nostril-type asymmetries and alar base dislocations (31 and 38 of 156, respectively) were associated with other minor nasal disfigurements more often than symmetrical nares or alar base levels. A true alar base dislocation between alae of the same shape was distinguished from pseudodislocation caused by differing alar configurations (two-thirds of cases) or… CONTINUE READING