Nasal fractures are fractures that involve the nasal bones and may include associated fractures of the nasal cartilages and/or the nasal septum.
They may be associated with fractures of the ascending process of the maxilla. They can often occur in association with NOE and frontal sinus fractures.
Most nasal fractures cause significant bleeding. Proper techniques for hemostasis should be applied prior to any diagnostic procedure and any definitive treatment.