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Low nasal bridge
Low nasal bridge


Definition:

A low nasal bridge is a flattening of the top part of the nose.



Alternative Names:

Saddle nose



Considerations:

Decreased growth (hypoplasia) of the nasal bridge can occur in association with infectious or genetic diseases. Decrease in height of the nasal bridge is best seen from a side view of the face.



Common Causes:

Home Care:



Call your health care provider if:

You have questions about the shape of your child's nose.



What to expect at your health care provider's office:

The health care provider will perform a physical exam and ask questions about the patient's family and medical history.

Laboratory studies such as chromosome studies , enzyme assays (blood tests to measure specific enzyme levels), x-rays, and metabolic studies may be ordered.




Review Date: 2/27/2008
Reviewed By: Rachel A. Lewis, MD, FAAP, Columbia University Pediatric Faculty Practice, New York, NY. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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