Low nasal bridge

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A low nasal bridge is the flattening of the top part of the nose.

Alternative Names

Saddle nose


Genetic diseases or infections may cause decreased growth of the bridge of nose.

A decrease in the height of the bridge of nose is best seen from a side view of the face.


Causes may include:

When to Contact a Medical Professional

Call your health care provider if you have questions about the shape of your child's nose.

What to Expect at Your Office Visit

The provider will do a physical exam. The provider may ask questions about your child's family and medical history.

Laboratory studies may include:


The faceLow nasal bridge


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