Broad nasal bridge
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Broad nasal bridge is a widening of the top part of the nose.
Broad nasal bridge can be a normal facial feature, but it can also be associated with certain genetic or congenital (present from birth) disorders.
- Basal cell nevus syndrome
- Fetal hydantoin effect (mother took the drug hydantoin during pregnancy)
- Normal facial feature
- Other congenital syndromes
There is no need to treat broad nasal bridge. Other conditions that have broad nasal bridge as a symptom may need medical attention.
Call your health care provider if
Call your health care provider if:
- You feel that the shape of your child's nose is interfering with breathing
- You have questions about your child's nose
What to expect at your health care provider's office
The health care provider will perform a physical exam and ask questions about the patient's family and medical history.
- Last Reviewed on 02/01/2012
- 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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