Which clinical history findings are characteristic of nasal fractures?

Updated: Dec 06, 2018
  • Author: Samuel J Haraldson, MD; Chief Editor: Craig C Young, MD  more...
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Any history of a fall or force directed toward the mid face should alert the clinician of a possible nasal fracture.

The clinician should obtain details of the injury, including the mechanism and location of injury as well as the direction of force. These details allow estimation of its severity. [4, 5, 12, 13]


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