A low nasal bridge is a flattening of the top part of the nose.
Decreased growth (hypoplasia) of the nasal bridge may due to infections or genetic diseases. A decrease in the height of the nasal bridge is best seen from a side view of the face.
When to Contact a Medical Professional
Call your health care provider if you have questions about the shape of your child's nose.
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Update Date 2/26/2014
Updated by: Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.