Rhinosurgery in children: developmental and surgical aspects of the growing nose

Carel D. A. Verwoerd & Henriette L. Verwoerd-Verhoef
The anatomy of the nasal skeleton in newborns and adults are not alike. The complete cartilaginous framework of the neonatal nose becomes partly and gradually ossified during the years of growth and is more vulnerable to trauma in that period. Injury in early youth may have large consequences for development and may result in a nasal deformity which will increase during growth and reach its peak during and after the adolescent growth spurt. To understand...