Scroll area

The upper lateral cartilages and lower lateral cartilages interconnect, almost like a handshake. Some noses have more of an interconnection, or scroll. This interconnection is a recurvature of the lateral crus of the lower lateral cartilage as it comes up and over the inferior edge of the upper lateral cartilage.

The red arrow shows the area of the scroll on both sides. This is an important support area for the tip.