Nasal tip blood supply: An anatomic study validating the safety of the transcolumellar incision in rhinoplasty

R. J. Rohrich, J. P. Gunter, R. M. Friedman, R. P. Gruber

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Abstract

The nasal tip blood supply was studied through anatomic dissecdons and microangiography in 31 fresh cadaver specimens. The lateral nasal artery was present in all specimens, bilaterally in 30 (97 percent) and unilaterally in one (3 percent) and was located in the subdermal plexus 2 to 3 mm superior to the alargroove. The columellar branch of the superior labial artery was visualized bilaterally in 3 specimens (9 percent) and unilaterally in 21 (68 percent), and was absent in 7 (23 percent).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)795-799
Number of pages5
JournalPlastic and reconstructive surgery
Volume95
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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