Objective: Distance between nasal base and midline upper lip vermilion border more than 2 SD above the mean
Subjective: Apparently increased distance between nasal base and midline upper lip vermilion border
The length of the philtrum usually shows a relation with the length of the nose. The philtrum and nose together occupy the central face zone; a change of length of one will usually be accompanied by a compensatory, opposite change in the length of the other. Therefore a long philtrum often accompanies a Short nose, but this is not always the case and should be assessed and coded separately.