Learn About Low Nasal Bridge

What is the definition of Low Nasal Bridge?

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

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What are the alternative names for Low Nasal Bridge?

Saddle nose

What is some background information about Low Nasal Bridge?

Genetic diseases or infections may cause decreased growth of the bridge of nose.

A decrease in the height of the bridge of nose is best seen from a side view of the face.

What are the causes of Low Nasal Bridge?

Causes may include:

  • Cleidocranial dysostosis
  • Congenital syphilis
  • Down syndrome
  • Normal variation
  • Other syndromes that are present at birth (congenital)
  • Williams syndrome
When should I contact a medical professional for Low Nasal Bridge?

Contact your health care provider if you have questions about the shape of your child's nose.

What should I expect during a doctor appointment?

The provider will do a physical exam. The provider may ask questions about your child's family and medical history.

Laboratory studies may include:

  • Chromosome studies
  • Enzyme assays (blood tests to measure specific enzyme levels)
  • Metabolic studies
  • X-rays
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What are the Latest Advances for Low Nasal Bridge?

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Who are the sources who wrote this article ?

Published Date: February 24, 2022
Published By: Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

What are the references for this article ?

Farrior EH. Special rhinoplasty techniques. In: Flint PW, Francis HW, Haughey BH, et al, eds. Cummings Otolaryngology. 7th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2021:chap 32.

Madan-Khetarpal S, Arnold G, Ortiz D. Genetic disorders and dysmorphic conditions. In: Zitelli BJ, McIntire SC, Nowalk AJ, Garrison J, eds. Zitelli and Davis' Atlas of Pediatric Physical Diagnosis. 8th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2023:chap 1.

Slavotinek AM. Dysmorphology. In: Kliegman RM, St. Geme JW, Blum NJ, Shah SS, Tasker RC, Wilson KM, eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 21st ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2020:chap 128.