Nasal ala

The nasal ala (plural alae) forms the lateral part (wing) of the nasal vestibule. The alar cartilage on each side provides a skeleton for the other soft tissue components.

Anatomy: Head and neck

Anatomy: Head and neck

Article information

rID: 65050
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Ala nasi
  • Wings of the nose
  • Wing of the nose
  • Nasal alae

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