Nasal bones - x-ray

Case contributed by Dr Dalia Ibrahim


Facial trauma

Patient Data

Age: 20-year-old
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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Case information

rID: 32745
Published: 12th Dec 2014
Last edited: 29th Nov 2015
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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