Neurofibroma of the Nasal Ala: Pediatric Nasal Reconstruction

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Abstract

Benign tumors of the nasal cavity originating from a peripheral nerve sheath are rare. The authors present a case of a 3-month-old boy with a mass in the left nasal vestibule. The surgical resection was complicated by full-thickness necrosis of more than 50% of the nasal ala. The tumor was diagnosed histopathologically as a neurofibroma with glial heterotopia. The details of the nasal reconstruction with a paramedian forehead flap in 3 stages and postoperative results are provided with satisfactory cosmetic and functional results.

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