Supernumerary Nostril in a 15-Year-Old Girl

Ann Christie P. Lluisma
2018 Philippine Journal of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery  
Objective: To describe a rare case of a supernumerary nostril and its management, and to discuss the different theories pertaining to this type of deformity. Methods: Design: Case Report Setting: Tertiary Government Hospital Patient: One Results: A 15-year-old girl was born with one extra nasal opening. Nasal endoscopy after 15 years revealed a mucosa-lined cavity that ended blindly. Computed tomography scan showed a small opening lateral to the right nasal ala which did not communicate with
more » ... right nasal cavity. A crescent incision was made along the inner circumference of the supernumerary nostril and the blind ending nasal tract was excised. A portion of the ala was removed and a Z-plasty repair was performed. Conclusion: Treatment has to be tailored as to the presentation of a supernumerary nostril and any other associated deformity. Though various surgical interventions exist, the goal of repair is to create a functioning and normal-appearing nose. Keywords: Supernumerary Nostril, Accessory Nostril
doi:10.32412/pjohns.v32i2.103 fatcat:cpbjde7wwbgtxp5ajcl3skb2v4