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CASE REPORT - OROFACIAL CLEFTS
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 60-62

Isolated cleft of alar rim


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

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R Kannan
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Vinayaka Mission's Sankarachariar Dental College, Salem, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2231-0746.95323

PMID: 23482726

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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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