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Broad nasal bridge

Broad nasal bridge is a widening of the top part of the nose.


Broad nasal bridge can be a normal facial feature, but it can also be associated with certain genetic or congenital (present from birth) disorders.


  • Basal cell nevus syndrome
  • Fetal hydantoin effect (mother took the drug hydantoin during pregnancy)
  • Normal facial feature
  • Other congenital syndromes

Home Care

There is no need to treat broad nasal bridge. Other conditions that have broad nasal bridge as a symptom may need medical attention.

When to Contact a Medical Professional

Call your health care provider if:

  • You feel that the shape of your child's nose is interfering with breathing
  • You have questions about your child's nose

What to Expect at Your Office Visit

The health care provider will perform a physical exam and ask questions about the patient's family and medical history.


Moore KL, Persaud TVN, Torchia MG. Human birth defects. In: Moore KL, Persaud TVN, Torchia MG.The Developing Human.

Update Date 2/26/2014

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