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alar rim

The tissue at the nostrils that constitutes the external nasal valve.
See also: rim
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Well-known complications of nasal packing include pressure necrosis of the nasal septum, alar rim, and columella.
Coverage encompasses basic perioperative concepts, basic surgical concepts, the dorsum, the tip, alar rims, alar base, the chin, secondary rhinoplasty, and management of airway dysfunction.