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    Broad nasal bridge

    Broad nasal bridge is awidening of the top part of the nose.

    Considerations

    Broad nasal bridge can be a normal facial feature, but it can also be associated with certain genetic or congenital (present from birth) disorders.

    Causes

    • Basal cell nevus syndrome
    • Fetal hydantoin effect (mother took the drug hydantoin during pregnancy)
    • Normal facial feature
    • Other congenital syndromes

    Home Care

    There is no need to treat broad nasal bridge. Other conditions that have broad nasal bridge as a symptom may need medical attention.

    When to Contact a Medical Professional

    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 Office Visit

    The health care provider will perform a physical exam and ask questions about the patient's family and medical history.

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              Review Date: 2/1/2012

              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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