Nasal bone fracture

Case contributed by Dr Alborz Jahangiri


Patient had a fall. Pain and swelling on the nose.

Patient Data

Age: 56
Gender: Female

Fracture of the tip of the nasal bone with 1mm depression. 

Case Discussion

Nasal bone fractures are the most common facial fracture. A good physical examination is essential in assessing the nasal bone fractures. The lateral view demonstrates old and new fractures. Nasal septum deviation and arch can be viewed in Waters (occipitomental) view. CT scan without contrast is used when concurrent facial trauma is suspected.

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Case information

rID: 46527
Case created: 7th Jul 2016
Last edited: 8th Jul 2016
System: Trauma
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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