Facial plast Surg 2017; 33(01): 003-008
DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1597950
Review Article
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Nasal Anatomy and Function

Ruchin G. Patel1
  • 1Department of Otolaryngology, Washington University in Saint Louis School of Medicine Ringgold Standard Institution, Saint Louis, Missouri
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Publication Date:
22 February 2017 (online)

Abstract

The nose is a complex structure important in facial aesthetics and in respiratory physiology. Nasal defects can pose a challenge to reconstructive surgeons who must re-create nasal symmetry while maintaining nasal function. A basic understanding of the underlying nasal anatomy is thus necessary for successful nasal reconstruction.