Nose, Narrow


Nose, Narrow

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

Subjective: Apparently decreased width of the nasal base and alae


The nasal width is defined as the distance between the most lateral aspects of alae nasi. A narrow nose is often, but not necessarily, accompanied by a Narrow nasal base. It may also be accompanied by decreased thickness of the alae, narrow nares, or a narrow columella. The term narrow nose is also used by many to denote decreases 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.

COMMENTS (0) | Add Comment