Nasal bone anatomy (x-ray)

Case contributed by Dalia Ibrahim
Diagnosis not applicable


Facial trauma

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Male

X-ray Nasal bones.

Annotated image
  1. Nasofrontal suture
  2. groove for anterior ethmoidal nerve
  3. frontal sinus
  4. nasal process of the frontal bone

Case Discussion

This case illustrates the normal appearance of the nasal bones at the plain-X-ray.

Vertical lucent lines (one or more) running through the nasal bones are grooves for anterior ethmoidal nerves (shouldn't be mistaken for fractures) while horizontally oriented lucencies are likely fractures.

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