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Definition Return to top
Broad nasal bridge is a widening of the top part of the nose.
Considerations Return to top
Broad nasal bridge can be a normal facial feature, but it can also be associated with certain genetic or congenital (present from birth) disorders.
Causes Return to top
Home Care Return to top
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.
When to Contact a Medical Professional Return to top
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 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.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.