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March 1973

A Study of Nasal Fracture Healing

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otolaryngology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1973;97(3):253-255. doi:10.1001/archotol.1973.00780010261006

This study revealed that fractures of the bony nasal pyramid may heal by osteogenesis. Fibrous union and partial bone resorption may occur, especially where there is isolation of fragments by soft tissue. The nasal process of the maxilla was the most frequent site of such fibrous healing. Cartilaginous fractures healed by fibrous union in all cases.