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Journal of Medical Case Reports

, 1:97

First Online: 20 September 2007Received: 13 April 2007Accepted: 20 September 2007DOI: 10.1186-1752-1947-1-97

Cite this article as: Akkuzu, G., Akkuzu, B., Aydin, E. et al. J Med Case Reports 2007 1: 97. doi:10.1186-1752-1947-1-97


Congenital arhinia is an extremely rare anomaly consisting of an absence of external nasal structures and nasal passages. Fewer than 30 cases have been reported. Patients with a familial absence of the nose have been reported, but the effects of genetic and maternal factors are unknown. Midface hypoplasia may accompany arhinia. Accompanying malformations are thought to be caused by an absent or rudimentary nose. A patient with partial congenital arhinia is presented and the embryology and literature review are discussed.

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Author: Guzin Akkuzu - Babur Akkuzu - Erdinc Aydin - Murat Derbent - Levent Ozluoglu


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