Short Nose (small nose)

Understanding nose related symptoms and features

Symptoms may affect multiple parts of the body. Understanding which part of the body a symptom affects can help us to better understand the potential underlying causes of a symptom, including a rare disease or genetic syndrome.

The nose is a part of the respiratory system of the body, a system that includes the lungs and airways to. The respiratory system is what makes it possible for the body to inhale and exhale air to breathe.

The nose is also a sensory organ. It is responsible for the body’s sense of smell.

Sometimes symptoms affecting the nose can be seen with the eye. Although diagnosing a nose related symptom may involve different tests and assessments, both subjective and objective.

Symptoms relating to the nose may affect its structure, shape, and/ or function. Some features will affect just the appearance of the nose while others may affect its ability to smell, and its ability to function properly as a part of the respiratory system.

What is a Short Nose (small nose)?

A nose measuring more than two standard deviations below the norm.
This measurement can be taken from the tip of the nose to the top of the upper lip, or from the nasal root to the nasal tip.
A small nose is one that has both a decreased length and width.

What should I do next?

In some instances, a short nose may be one of the features of a rare disease or genetic syndrome. In this case, fast, targeted genetic analysis can give you a more accurate diagnosis.

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