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Minerva Stomatologica 2013 April;62(4 Suppl 1):69-74

DOI: 10.23736/S0026-4970.18.03637-3

Copyright © 2013 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English, Italian

Reconstruction of congenital isolated absent columella: a case report

D. BERTOSSI 1 , A. D’AGOSTINO 1, E. GHERLONE 2, M. T. SBERNA 2, P. PROCACCI 1, M. ALBANESE 1, D. DE SANTIS 1, A. LUCCHESE 3, P. F. NOCINI 1

1 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Dental School, University of Verona, Verona, Italy; 2 Dental School, Vita Salute, University San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy; 3 Dental School, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy


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Congenital isolated absent columella is a rare event in population, with an aetiology that is still unclear. Reconstruction remains a challenging problem. A single case is presented with the description of an original single stage surgical technique to restore it.


KEY WORDS: Congenital absent columella - Columella reconstruction

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