Proboscis lateralis: report of two cases
Proboscis lateralis is a rare congenital anomaly and heminasal aplasia is the most common associated anomaly. The proboscis is an ideal donor structure that has good colour and texture match to reconstruct the heminose and should not be sacrified. We present the staged reconstruction of two patients using a subcutaneous tunnel method. An individualised approach to the patient determines the ideal method of reconstruction. (C) 2003 The British Association of Plastic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.