nasal bones


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to nasal bones: occipital bone, frontal bone

nasal bones

The two variably-sized, flat and roughly rectangular plates of bone forming the bridge of the nose. Each nasal bone is attached to the FRONTAL BONE above, the MAXILLA to the side and to the ETHMOID internally.
References in periodicals archive ?
For instance, plain X-Ray is usually not useful for diagnosis of NBF in the pediatric population whose nasal bones are not ossified (7).
A prompt and effective line of management in the shape of immediate drainage of hematoma, digital correction of deviated nasal bones and nasal packing reduces the likelihood of future complications and morbidity.
Ofodie concluded that Austrians' nasal bones were the longest and the Ashantis had the widest pyriform aperture (oval shape) [16].
He listed more than 50 injuries including broken nasal bones and numerous cuts and bruises.
9%) were suffered with Facial bone fractures, among the 44 facial bone fractures nasal bone fractures were commonest 21(47.
Closed reduction was performed using Walsham and Asches forceps to reduce the nasal bones and septum.
His nasal bones were smashed and he inhaled blood into his airways which inhibited his ability to breathe.
He was treated for severe injuries to his nasal bones, fractures to his upper jaw and to one of his teeth which was left imbedded in his nose.
CT scans and microscopic and chemical analyses of the head (shown above) revealed Egyptian mummification techniques, including breaking of nasal bones to remove the brain, the researchers report online November 24 in Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences.
Nasal trauma may result in a combination of soft tissue injury, fracture of nasal bones and the septum; the risk of occurrence of nasal septal deformities increases after nasal injuries.