Heminasal Aplasia, a Rare Congenital Anomaly of Nose: Case Report and Review of Management Strategies - (Pages 20-24)

S.S. Shirol1, Jaideep Ratkal2, Prajna Salian3, N. Shankar4, Ritam Dessai4, Mahesh Prabhu5, Arun Walwekar4 and K. Aravind6

1Sampige Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery Clinic, Hubli and Department of Plastic Surgery, KIMS, Vidyanagar, Hubli 580032, Karnataka, India; 2Department of Urology, KIMS Hubli, 3Department of ENT, KIMS Hubli, 4Department of General Surgery, KIMS Hubli, 5Department of Plastic Surgery, KLE University, Belgaum and 6Sampige Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery Clinic, Hubli, India


Heminasal aplasia is a rare congenital anomaly of nose that has rarely been reported in the English literature. The surgical management remains a challenge due to its rarity and lack of uniform management guidelines. We report a case of heminasal aplasia, managed successfully at our institute and systematic review of the available literature.

Keywords: Heminasal aplasia, Hemi-arhinia, Aplasia nose, Arhinia, Absent nose, Half nose, Reconstruction, Anomaly of nose, Nasolabial flap, Folded nasolabial flap.