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3 Table 2. Nasal Anatomy Definitions Upper Lateral Cartilage e lateral cartilage piece of the nose, triangular in shape, meeting with the nasal bones superiorly and the lower lateral cartilages inferiorly, and fusing with the septum in the midline. Lower Lateral Cartilage in flexible plate of cartilage folded on itself and situated just below the upper lateral cartilage. It makes up the medial and lateral wall of the nostril. Internal Nasal Valve Refers to the area bordered by the upper lateral cartilage laterally, the septum medially, the head of the inferior turbinate, and the floor of the nose. External Nasal Valve Refers to the area bordered by the lateral limb of the lower lateral cartilage laterally, the medial limb of the lower lateral cartilage and the septum medially, and the floor of the nose. Nasal Septum Wall of cartilage and bone that runs down the middle of the nose dividing it into le and right nasal passages. Nasal Turbinates Long narrow curved shelves of bone covered in mucus membrane and protruding into the nasal passage.

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