This suture tie was taken out through the ala of nose
and taped with plaster.
A 28-year-old male presented to the Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology for the evaluation of multiple asymptomatic erythematous lesions on the ala of nose
and lips, which he noticed one year ago.
In selecting size for artificial teeth, majority of consultants (75%) and house officers (33.33%) preferred corners of mouth, whereas majority of residents (40%) preferred ala of nose. For selecting occlusal form for posterior teeth, majority of house officers (85.7%) preferred semi-anatomic and anatomic teeth, but all consultants preferred semi-anatomic teeth and majority of residents (70%) preferred anatomic.
This is in contrast to those studies in which Ala of nose for recording inter-canine width is one of the most frequently used technique in the selection of dimensions for teeth.1,4,8,18,19
If not infected it is painless swelling, typically appear as a swelling at canine fossa, gingivobuccal sulcus elevating ala of nose
. Depending on how much nasal cavity is affected, it may lead to nasal obstruction.
Reconstruction of ala of nose
and angle of the mouth with nasolabial flap, Indian J.
The buccal branch was located below the line joining the tragus and ala of nose
in all 50 specimens.
There was frontal bossing and depressed ala of nose