Fractura nasal

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Fractura nasal

La fractura nasal es una rotura del hueso que conforma la cresta de la nariz. Generalmente es el resultado de una lesión brusca y es una de las fracturas faciales más comunes. Los síntomas de una nariz fracturada son, entre otros, dolor, sangre proveniente de la nariz, contusiones alrededor de los ojos, apariencia deforme, inflamación y dificultad para respirar por la nariz. Las lesiones nasales serias pueden ocasionar problemas que requieren atención inmediata. Sin embargo, en el caso de lesiones menores de la nariz, el médico puede preferir examinar al paciente después que la inflamación se haya reducido para evaluar la gravedad de la lesión.

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  • Last Reviewed on 08/31/2011
  • Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; Seth Schwartz, MD, MPH, Otolaryngologist, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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