Surgical Update on Nasal Dermoids

James H. Kelly, Marshal Strome, Bradley Hall

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A one-stage surgical procedure describing the removal of the necessary nasal bones for complete eradication of nasal dermoids, with subsequent replacement of the intact bones, is discussed herein. This technique has proved to be invaluable in two patients who underwent this procedure. Extensive meticulous dissection often is necessary to extirpate this cystic lesion and to prevent its recurrence. Extensive surgery, however, need not result in a notable cosmetic deformity that requires secondary restorative measures. Using this technique, replaced nasal bone segments effect immediate reconstruction. A 20-year review of the cases of nasal dermoids from the Children's Hospital Medical Center, Boston, also is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)239-242
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Otolaryngology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1982
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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