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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Plastic and reconstructive surgery|
|State||Published - Apr 1995|
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