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Related to saddle nose: syphilis
a nose with markedly depressed bridge, seen in congenital syphilis, after injury from trauma or operation, or after infection of the nasal septum.
Etymology: AS, sadol + nosu
a sunken nasal bridge caused by injury or disease and resulting in damage to the nasal septum. Also called saddleback nose.
DiffDx The saddle nose deformity has also been described in AIDS embryopathy, Christ-Siemans-Touraine syndrome, various deletion syndromes, fetal trimethadione syndrome, Laron-type dwarfism, leprechaunism, multiple epiphyseal dysplasia, type III, OSMED syndrome, relapsing polychondritis, thanatophoric dwarfism, Wegener’s granulomatosis, and various conditions that are further characterised by gargoyle-like facies
sad·dle nose(sad'ĕl nōz)
A nose with markedly depressed bridge, seen in congenital syphilis or after injury from trauma or operation.