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Proboscis lateralis-Appropos of a case

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Proboscis lateralis is a rare congenital malformation of nose. A case has been reported with tubular process arising just above the inner canthus of left eye with a distal opening. Reconstruction was planned but could not be carried out because the baby died of infant death syndrome. This case is being reported because of its rarity. The morphology and embryology of this abnormality have also been discussed.

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Sharma, H., Dalela, D., Dayal, D. et al. Proboscis lateralis-Appropos of a case. Indian J Otolaryngol 41, 69 (1989).

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  • Nasolacrimal Duct
  • Distal Opening
  • Anterior Rhinoscopy
  • Genital Abnormality
  • Maxillary Process