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Broad nasal bridge
DefinitionBroad nasal bridge is a relative widening of the bridge of the nose compared to average nose width.
Broad nasal bridge is a relative term. It can be a normal facial feature, but it can also be associated with certain genetic or congenital (present from birth) disorders.
There is no need to treat broad nasal bridge. Other conditions which have broad nasal bridge as a feature may require medical attention specific to the condition.
Call your health care provider ifYou feel that the shape of your child's nose is interfering with breathing or if you have questions about your child's nose.
The medical history will be obtained and a physical examination performed.
Medical history questions documenting a broad nasal bridge in detail may include:
After seeing your health care provider:
Update Date: 5/21/2002Adam Ratner, M.D., Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.
Last updated: Tue, 06 Jan 2009 00:20:03 GMT