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January 1948

MORPHOLOGIC DEFORMITIES OF THE LOWER LATERAL CARTILAGES

Arch Otolaryngol. 1948;47(1):49-63. doi:10.1001/archotol.1948.00690030056007
Abstract

IN THE article "Introduction of an Artistic Point of View in Regard to Rhinoplastic Diagnosis,"1 great emphasis is placed on the postoperative appearance of the nasal tip. In another article, "The Role of Columellar and Septocolumellar Sutures in Rhinoplasty,"2 it is stated that about 90 per cent of all artistic errors are centered around the nasal tip, involving the columella, the nostrils, the septolabial angle and the philtrum. Since the lower lateral cartilages form the major portion of the lower cartilaginous vault, it can readily be seen that they play an extremely important part in the appearance of the nasal tip. It naturally follows that one cannot consider a rhinoplasty adequate or complete if the correction of deformities of these cartilages is neglected. To avoid modeling them is equivalent to retaining a bony hump when its removal is clearly indicated. This outstanding fault of many nasal reconstructions is due to

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