Isolated arrhinia

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Isolated arrhinia

Synonyms: Isolated nose agenesis

An extremely rare major congenital malformation consisting of an absence of the nose ranging from hyporrhinia (absence of external nasal structures) to total arrhinia (absence of external nose nasal airways olfactory bulbs or olfactory nerve) often causing respiratory distress and requiring surgical correction. Arrhinia can be bilateral or unilateral (hemiarrhinia). Associated anomalies include ocular features (hypertelorism microphthalmia eyelid coloboma) facial clefts midline defects and microtia.

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Orphadata: Free access data from Orphanet. © INSERM 1999. Available on http://www.orphadata.org. Data version March 2024

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