Lateral nasal prominence

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Lateral nasal prominence
Diagram showing the regions of the adult face and neck related to the fronto-nasal process and the branchial arches.
Gray's subject #13 67
Precursor frontonasal prominence
Dorlands/Elsevier p_36/12669841

Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

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] )


Failure to fuse can cause a cleft lip.

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