Case Report

Nasal Bone Fracture Detected by Bedside Emergency Department Ultrasonography


  • Fırat Bektaş
  • Secgin Söyüncü

Received Date: 10.04.2010 Accepted Date: 20.04.2010 Eurasian J Emerg Med 2010;9(3):148-149

A 20-year-old man presented to the emergency department with nasal fracture after a personal assault. The nasal bone appeared as a hyperecogenic structure on ultrasonographic examination and the irregularity and displacement of the bone was recognized. The evaluation of nasal bone fractures by ultrasonography is a proposed method involving no radiation exposure, rapid topographic evaluation and bedside application.

Keywords: Nasal fracture, ultrasonography, emergency department