Arrhinia

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Arhinia
Other namesNasal agenesis
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Neonate with partial arhinia.
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SpecialtyMedical genetics Edit this on Wikidata

Arhinia is the congenital partial or complete absence of the nose at birth. It is an extremely rare condition, with few reported cases in the history of modern medicine.[1] It is generally classified as a craniofacial abnormality.

Cause[edit]

The cause of arrhinia is not known.[1][2] Akkuzu's study of the literature found that all cases had presented a normal antenatal history.[2]

Diagnosis[edit]

Treatment[edit]

Treatment focuses on identifying the nature of the anomalies through various imaging methods, including MRI and CAT scan, and surgical correction to the extent possible.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Albernaz, Vanessa; Mauricio Castillo; Suresh K. Mukherji; Ismail H. Ihmeidan (30 October 2005). "Congenital Arhinia" (PDF). American Journal of Neuroradiology. 17 (7): 1312–1314. PMID 8871717.
  2. ^ a b c Akkuzu, Guzin; Babur Akkuzu; Erdinc Aydin; Murat Derbent; Levent Ozluoglu (20 September 2007). "Congenital partial arhinia: a case report". Journal of Medical Case Reports. 1 (1): 97. doi:10.1186/1752-1947-1-97. PMC 2064923. PMID 17883831.

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