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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 61  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 234

Nose: Applied aspects in dermatology

Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, Victoria Hospital, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Dammaningala Venkataramaiah Lakshmi
Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, No. 52/53, OPD “B” Block, Victoria Hospital, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bengaluru - 560 002, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.177782

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Nose is the most prominent part of the mid-face and has important physiological, aesthetic and psychological functions. Skin diseases on the nose are commonly seen by dermatologists, otorhinolaryngologists, and plastic surgeons. Because of its exposed, highly visible localization, lesions on the skin of the nose are often noticed by patients themselves, typically very early in the course of the disease. Similarly, the dermatological lexicon is well known with descriptive terminologies, synonyms, acronyms, eponyms, toponyms, misnomers. We have tried to compile the anatomical applications of nose in cosmetology and dermatosurgery subspecialities with nasal eponyms and signs encountered in clinical dermatology that would be helpful for residents.

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