Supernumerary nostril with congenital cataract | Ear, Nose & Throat Journal Skip to content Skip to navigation

Supernumerary nostril with congenital cataract

| Reprints
November 1, 2005
by Ramanuj Sinha, MS, DNB; Saumik Das, MS, DNB; Biswajit Sikder, MS; Sanjay Ray, MBBS; Utpal Kumar Bit, MS, MCH
Abstract
Supernumerary nostril is a very rare congenital anomaly. It can be unilateral or bilateral, and it sometimes occurs in the presence of other congenital deformities. Behind the external opening of a supernumerary nostril is a small accessory nasal cavity, which may or may not communicate with the normal nasal cavity on the same side. We describe a new case in which the supernumerary nostril with a small accessory nasal cavity, which did not communicate with the normal nasal cavity on the same side, appeared in a young girl who also had microcornea and congenital cataract. The accessory nasal cavity was successfully removed surgically. We believe that this case may represent the first reported case of a supernumerary nostril with a congenital cataract on the same side. We also discuss the hypotheses that have been proposed to explain supernumerary nostrils.

ENT Journal provides full text articles to our registered members.
Please log in or sign up for a FREE membership to view the full content:

You may also like to: