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Diseases reference index «Low nasal bridge»

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

Considerations

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

Causes

  • Cleidocranial dysostosis
  • Congenital syphilis
  • Down syndrome
  • Normal variation
  • Other syndromes that are present at birth (congenital)
  • Williams syndrome

When to Contact a Medical Professional

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

What to Expect at Your Office Visit

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

Laboratory studies may include:

  • Chromosome studies
  • Enzyme assays (blood tests to measure specific enzyme levels)
  • Metabolic studies
  • X-rays

Alternative Names

Saddle nose