A low nasal bridge is a flattening of the top part of the nose.
Call your health care provider if you have questions about the shape of your child's nose.
The health care provider will perform a physical exam and ask questions about the patient's family and medical history.
Laboratory studies may include:
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.
Review Date: 1/29/2010
Reviewed By: Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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