Simultaneous construction of an internal and external nose in an infant with arhinia.

@article{Mhlbauer1993SimultaneousCO,
  title={Simultaneous construction of an internal and external nose in an infant with arhinia.},
  author={Wolfgang M{\"u}hlbauer and Adri{\'a}n Schmidt and Jeffrey D Fairley},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={1993},
  volume={91 4},
  pages={720-5}
}
We report on the simultaneous construction of an internal and external nose in an infant born with arhinia. The indication for this very early reconstruction was due to respiratory distress and the associated feeding problems. It was possible to create two nasal cavities separated by a septum and to form an external nose from pre-expanded skin and a secondary arm flap for the tip supported by a frontal bone flap with intrinsic growth potential and auricular cartilage grafts for the tip. The 4… CONTINUE READING
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