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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 78  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 439-442

Appraisal of transverse nasal groove: A study

Belagola D Sathyanarayana, Halevoor B Basavaraj, Kuchangi C Nischal, Mukunda R Swaroop, Puttagangu N Umashankar, Dhruv P Agrawal, Suchetha S Swamy, Sarda Okram 
 Department of Dermatology, Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences, BG Nagara, Karnataka, India

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Belagola D Sathyanarayana
Department of Dermatology, Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences, BG Nagara, Karnataka - 571 448
India

Background: Transverse nasal groove is a condition of cosmetic concern which awaits due recognition and has been widely described as a shallow groove that extends transversely over the dorsum of nose. However, we observed variations in the clinical presentations of this entity, hitherto undescribed in literature. Aims: We conducted a clinicoepidemiological study of transverse nasal lesions in patients attending our outpatient department. Methods: We conducted a prospective observational study. We screened all patients attending our out-patient department for presence of transverse nasal lesions, signs of any dermatosis and associated other skin conditions. Results: One hundred patients were recruited in the study. Females (80%) predominated over males. Most patients were of 15-45 years age group (70%). Majority of the transverse nasal lesions were classical transverse nasal groove (39%) and others included transverse nasal line (28%), strip (28%), ridge (4%) and loop (1%). Seborrhoeic diathesis was the most common condition associated with transverse nasal lesion. Conclusions: Occurrence of transverse nasal line, strip, ridge and loop, in addition to classical transverse nasal groove implies that latter is actually a subset of transverse nasal lesions. Common association of this entity with seborrheic dermatitis, seborrhea and dandruff raises a possibility of whether transverse nasal lesion is a manifestation of seborrheic diathesis.


How to cite this article:
Sathyanarayana BD, Basavaraj HB, Nischal KC, Swaroop MR, Umashankar PN, Agrawal DP, Swamy SS, Okram S. Appraisal of transverse nasal groove: A study.Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2012;78:439-442


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Sathyanarayana BD, Basavaraj HB, Nischal KC, Swaroop MR, Umashankar PN, Agrawal DP, Swamy SS, Okram S. Appraisal of transverse nasal groove: A study. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 Sep 18 ];78:439-442
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