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November 1959

Bilateral Nasal Proboscis: Associated with Unilateral Anophthalmia, Unilateral Diffuse Pigmentation of the Conjunctiva, and Anomalies of the Skull and Brain

Author Affiliations

Jerusalem, Israel
Departments of Otolaryngology and Anatomy, The Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School.

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1959;70(5):545-550. doi:10.1001/archotol.1959.00730040557002

Cases in which there is a lateral nasal proboscis on one side have been described and illustrated fairly frequently. The early literature has been reviewed by Grunberg (1909), Zausch (1926), Berblinger (1928), and Stupka (1938). Cases have been described also by Blair and Brown (1931), Biber (1949), Smith (1950), Cottle et al. (1956), Meyer (1956), and Bremer (1956). The case presented here had a lateral nasal proboscis on each side; we have found no reference to such an instance and thus consider it worth while reporting. We have called the condition bilateral nasal proboscis.

Report of a Case  The mother of the infant to be described was 39 years of age. Her previous two children are alive and well with no abnormalities. During her third pregnancy, which terminated with the birth of the malformed baby, there was hydramnios. The pregnancy was full term; the baby, a boy, was born alive,

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