saddle nose


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sad·dle nose

a nose with markedly depressed bridge, seen in congenital syphilis, after injury from trauma or operation, or after infection of the nasal septum.

saddle nose

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.
A nose characterised by a marked depression of the root, classically described as a late manifestation of congenital syphilis-induced rhinitis and frontal periostitis, which destroys adjacent bone, cartilage and, occasionally, the nasal septum
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.
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Untreated disease can lead to cartilage destruction with saddle nose deformity and eventually patient death.
Della-Torre et al (44) described 4 patients who presented with 2- to 3-year histories of midline destructive diseases including saddle nose deformity who had extensive workup for infection, vasculitis, and neoplasia, particularly NK/T-cell lymphoma.
Saddle nose deformity reconstructed with rib cartilage.
Cartilage grafts in dorsal nasal augmentation of traumatic saddle nose deformity: A long-term follow-up.
It comprised 19 patients who underwent saddle nose deformity reconstruction with calvarial bone graft.
Conclusion: Calvarial bone graft is a viable option for the reconstruction of saddle nose deformity, especially in severe cases.
Traditional bicycle seats with narrow protruding saddle noses may provide for better control and steering, but they appear to be most associated with erection problems.