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Nasal Injury Anatomy

To better understand nose injury, it helps to understand the anatomy of the nose.

The structure of the upper one-third of the nose is bone, while the lower two-thirds are made of cartilage. The nasal septum is a thin layer of bone that separates one side of the nose from the other.

The inside surfaces of the nose are lined by a thin membrane. Many small blood vessels lie beneath the membrane.

Examples of anatomy include:

  • Nasal bones
  • X-ray of nasal bones

Last Updated: Nov 4, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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