Nose, Wide


Objective: Interalar distance more than 2 SD above the mean for age

Subjective: Apparently increased width of the nasal base and alae


The nasal width is defined as the distance between the most lateral aspects of alae nasi. A broad nasal width is often, but not necessarily, accompanied by a Wide nasal base. It may also be accompanied by increased thickness of the alae, enlarged nares, or a broad columella. The term wide nose is used by many to denote increases in not only the interalar distance but also the nasal tip, ridge and bridge. As such it is a bundled term. We do not favor this more general use of the term and instead recommend describing the individual components.


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