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Journal of Case Reports
Congenital Arhinia
Siddharth Sunil Keswani, Surendra Bhagatrao Patil, Ashish M Warhekar, Shrikant Vilas Pingale
Department of Plastic Surgery, Government Medical College, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India.
Corresponding Author:
Dr. Siddharth Sunil Keswani
Email: siddharthkeswani@gmail.com
Received: 11-DEC-2019 Accepted: 23-FEB-2020 Published Online: 15-MAR-2020
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17659/01.2020.0014
Background: Congenital absence of the nose or arhinia is a rare form of birth defect often associated with multiple facial as well as systemic abnormalities. It is a life-threatening condition requiring a multidisciplinary approach involving a neonatologist, paediatrician, otorhinolaryngologist, plastic surgeon, anaesthetist, and prosthodontist. Case Report: Our case was a female with congenital arhinia referred to us from a rural hospital. This paper aims to report the same and discuss its plastic surgical as well as reconstructive plan. Conclusion: The associated anomalies of congenital arhinia often have a significant effect on the immediate as well as the long-term outcome of the neonate. These rare disorders can be successfully rehabilitated if there exists sufficient motivation amongst the parents and there is meticulous planning and collaboration from a multidisciplinary team.

Keywords : Arhinia, Face, Infant, Motivation, Newborn, Nose.
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