Diagnosis and management of nasal fractures

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Abstract

The nasal bony–cartilaginous framework provides support to the nose and maintains airway patency. The cartilaginous and bony components are both susceptible to fracture. Nasal fractures are one of the most common facial injuries, occurring across a broad spectrum of age groups. Inadequate acute injury treatment can lead to persistent airway obstruction and nasal deformities that are subsequently more difficult to correct. Herein we discuss common presentations of nasal fractures, classifications, and options for treatment.

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