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Lateral nasal prominence

Lateral nasal prominence
Diagram showing the regions of the adult face and neck related to the fronto-nasal process and the branchial arches.
Latin prominentia nasalis lateralis
Gray's subject #13 67
Precursor frontonasal prominence
Code TE E5.3.0.0.0.0.12

By the upgrowth of the surrounding parts the olfactory areas are converted into pits, the olfactory pits, which indent the fronto-nasal process and divide it into a medial and two lateral nasal prominences (or lateral nasal processes, or nasolateral, or nasal prominences[1] )

Pathology

Failure to fuse can cause a cleft lip.

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.


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