A low nasal bridge is a flattening of the top part of the nose.
Decreased growth (hypoplasia) of the nasal bridge may due to infections or genetic diseases. A decrease in the height of the nasal bridge is best seen from a side view of the face.
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:
Jones KL, Jones MC, Del Campo M. Osteochondrodysplasias. In: Jones KL, Jones MC, Del Campo M, eds. Smith's Recognizable Patterns of Human Malformation. 7th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders Elsevier; 2013:chap K.
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