Nasal bone fracture

Case contributed by Dr Alborz Jahangiri

Presentation

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

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Female
X-ray

Fracture of the tip of the nasal bone with 1 mm 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
Published: 7th Jul 2016
Last edited: 28th Oct 2019
System: Trauma
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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