Nasal Bridge, Depressed


Nasal Bridge, Depressed

Subjective: Posterior positioning of the nasal root in relation to the overall facial profile for age


The adjective "depressed" here does not indicate an active process but a status. A depressed nasal bridge can occur irrespective of the width of the nasal bridge, and the width should be assessed independently. In infancy, the nasal bridge is relatively more posterior than in the older person. The term depressed nasal bridge should only be used when the bridge is more posterior than is typical for age and ethnic background.



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