J Korean Soc Plast Reconstr Surg.  1999 Jan;26(1):74-78.

The Usefulness of Nasal Bone CT in Diagnosis of the Nasal Bones Fractures of Children

  • 1Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.


The incidence of nasal bone fracture in children is relatively uncommon compared with that in adults. But nasal injuries in children merit special attention, because the disturbance of the growth centers essential to the normal development may cause significant cosmetic or functional disabilities, the patients should be carefully examined and properly treated. Because the injured nose swells more quickly and more diffusely in children than in adults, the diagnosis is more difficult. The pediatric patient does not permit even the most gentle examination at times and x-ray examination is often inconclusive. Because of these reasons, the diagnosis of nasal fractures in children is often difficult. The authors have performed facial bone CT in accurate diagnosis of the nasal bones fractures in such children. Conclusively, facial bone CT is useful in early accurate evaluation of the nasal bones fractures in children.

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