Techniques of columellar and alar nasal reconstruction

Eric J. Dobratz, Peter A. Hilger

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Nasal defects of the columella and alar subunits are among the most challenging facial defects to reconstruct. The distinctive contours and discrete borders as well as the free margin of the nostrils contribute to the difficulty in executing these reconstructions. We present the reader with an up-to-date review of the philosophy behind treating defects in these nasal subunits. We also provide some detailed examples of techniques that can be used to achieve successful reconstruction of defects in these challenging locations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)59-64
Number of pages6
JournalOperative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2011


  • Columella
  • External nasal valve
  • Mohs reconstruction
  • Nasal alae
  • Nasal reconstruction


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