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