Lateral nasal cartilage

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Lateral nasal cartilage
Cartilages of the nose. Side view. (Lateral C. visible in blue at right.)
Latin cartilago nasi lateralis
Gray's subject #223 993
Dorlands/Elsevier c_12/12217205

Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

The lateral cartilage (upper lateral cartilage) is situated below the inferior margin of the nasal bone, and is flattened, and triangular in shape.

Its anterior margin is thicker than the posterior, and is continuous above with the cartilage of the septum, but separated from it below by a narrow fissure; its superior margin is attached to the nasal bone and the frontal process of the maxilla; its inferior margin is connected by fibrous tissue with the greater alar cartilage.

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