Classification of Nasal Defects: A Practical Guide for Reconstruction

Bancroft O'quinn, J. Regan Thomas, Timothy J. Patton

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Nasal defects are among the most complicated problems frequently facing the otolaryngologists—head and neck surgeon. The complex role of the nasal structure and its anatomy makes a practical guide for reconstruction particularly attractive. The nose, as a unique facial component, must ideally perform important airway functions, while also having an acceptable appearance. A range of reconstructive problems from simple defects to total nasal loss is addressed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-9
Number of pages5
JournalOtolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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