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Alternative Names Return to topSaddle nose
Definition Return to top
A low nasal bridge is a flattening of the top part of the nose.
Considerations Return to top
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.
Causes Return to top
When to Contact a Medical Professional Return to top
You have questions about the shape of your child's nose.
What to Expect at Your Office Visit Return to top
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.Update Date: 2/27/2008 Updated 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.