Childhood nose trauma

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There are no rather many cases, where a mother makes a rhinoplasty appointment for her daughter in her late puberty, asking to “grind down” nasal dorsal hump caused by childhood nose trauma. In nine cases out of ten, there are no visible signs of trauma. The hump is situated in an area, where nasal bones end and cartilage starts and results from the intensive bone growth during puberty. Such rapid growth is often asymmetrical. Nose may even become crooked. There are frequently “sharp edges” in the nasal dorsal hump region. As a part of nose trauma presentation, a Swedish colleague showed photos made with ten-year interval of a boy, who had perfectly straight nose in pre-adolescence, but it had become totally lopsided after puberty, without anyone or anything hitting that boy. In such cases, circumstances can be clarified by using computer tomography.

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