Minor alar cartilage
In human anatomy the part of the nose which forms the lateral wall is curved to correspond with the ala of the nose; it is oval and flattened, narrow behind, where it is connected with the frontal process of the maxilla by a tough fibrous membrane, in which are found three or four small nasal cartilages the minor alar cartilages, also referred to as lesser alar or sesamoid cartilages or accessory cartilages.
|Minor alar cartilage|
Cartilages of the nose. Side view. (Minor alar cartilage visible in blue at center left.)
Cartilages of the nose, seen from below.
|Latin||cartilago alaris minor|
- Lesser alar cartilages: An atlas of human anatomy for students and physicians (Rebman, 1919; by Carl Toldt, Alois Dalla Rosa, Eden Paul, p. 942-944)- Retrieved 2018-08-27