Anterior nasal spine fracture

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


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Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male
Modality: CT

Undisplaced fracture of the anterior nasal spine. Adjacent locules suggest it is an open fracture. 

Modality: Annotated image

Blue arrow indicates location of fracture. 

Case Discussion

The anterior nasal spine is a feature of the maxilla, and projects anteriorly in the midline at the level of the nares. Fractures of the anterior nasal spine are rare. 

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Case Information

rID: 46138
Case created: 23rd Jun 2016
Last edited: 23rd Jun 2016
System: Trauma
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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