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    ABSTRACT: BACKGROUNDS: The aims of the present study were to determine the exact level of separation of the upper lateral cartilage from the septal cartilage, and to classify the patterns of connection between the upper lateral cartilage and the lower lateral cartilage. METHODS: We dissected and photographed 60 sides of noses; 18 specimens were sectioned and stained with Masson's trichrome. RESULTS: The mean length of the connection between the upper lateral cartilage and septal cartilage was 16.1 mm. The mean level for separation of the upper lateral cartilage was 7.5 mm from the nasal bone. The pattern of connection between the upper lateral cartilage and lower lateral cartilage could be classified into five types: disconnection, end-to-end, overlap, scroll, and reverse scroll. CONCLUSIONS: The results of the present study will be helpful for surgical procedures such as nasal hump reduction and nasal cartilage work and also provide information for the anthropometric study of the nose.
    Annals of plastic surgery 03/2013; · 1.29 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study was to investigate the general structure of the incisive canal (IC) using 3-dimensional reconstruction and to classify into various types according to several criteria. The materials used in the study were 56 anterior maxillae harvested from human cadavers. The specimens were scanned with microscopic computerized tomography (microCT), and the resulting microCT images were reconstructed in 3 dimensions. Many ICs had 1 foramen inferiorly and 2 foramina superiorly, and the separating level was just beneath the nasal floor. The middle part of the IC was not always a single hollow canal. Single-channel, 2-channel, 3-channel, and even 4-channel ICs were observed. The ICs were classified into 4 types according to the lateral shape of the canal: vertical-straight, vertical-curved, slanted-straight, and slanted-curved. This study disclosed the detailed morphologic features of the IC, which will be helpful in the placement of local anesthesia or implants.
    Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontology 10/2009; 108(4):583-90. · 1.50 Impact Factor