Nose, Long


Nose, Long

Objective: Distance from nasion to subnasale more than two SD above the mean

Subjective: Apparently increased length from the nasal root to the nasal base


Normal values for length are available [Farkas, [1981]; Zankl et al., [2002]; Hall et al., [2007]]. The length of the nose usually shows an apparent inverse relationship with the length of the philtrum. The nasion may be difficult to determine, in which case only the subjective assessment can be made. Sometimes a nose is well within normal limits in length when measured (objectively) but still appears large (subjectively). The infant's nose usually appears shorter in relation to facial length than does that of the adult [Farkas and Munro, [1987]]. The nose continues to grow throughout life, contributing in adulthood to increases in length of the nasal ridge but not necessarily of the nasal length. There are no normal adult standards to determine this. Long nose is distinct from large nose.


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