Broad nasal bridge is a widening of the top part of the nose.
Broad nasal bridge can be a normal facial feature, but it can also be associated with certain genetic or congenital (present from birth) disorders.
- Normal facial feature
- Basal cell nevus syndrome
- Fetal hydantoin effect (mother took the drug hydantoin during pregnancy)
- Other congenital syndromes
There is no need to treat broad nasal bridge. Other conditions that have broad nasal bridge as a feature may require medical attention specific to the condition.
Call your health care provider if:
You feel that the shape of your child's nose is interfering with breathing or if you have questions about 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.
|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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