Clinical Note
October 2007

Proboscis LateralisCase Report and Review

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (Drs Thorne and Lesperance), and Department of Pathology (Drs Ruiz and Carvalho), University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor.


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Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2007;133(10):1051-1053. doi:10.1001/archotol.133.10.1051

Proboscis lateralis (PL) is a rare craniofacial anomaly with a reported incidence of less than 1 in 100 000.1 Given the rarity of this condition, there is a paucity of reports documenting the characteristic appearance of this anomaly on physical examination and radiologic imaging. We present a case of PL evaluated with computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and review salient features of this rare condition.

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