Nasion

Dr Daniel J Bell and Dr Ayush Goel et al.

The nasion (also known as bridge of the nose) is the midline bony depression between the eyes where the frontal and two nasal bones meet, just below the glabella.

It is one of the skull landmarks: craniometric points for radiological or anthropological skull measurement.

Anatomy: Head and neck

Anatomy: Head and neck

Article information

rID: 22725
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
Tag: stub, refs, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Nose bridge
  • Nasal bridge
  • Bridge of the nose

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Cases and figures

  • Skull landmarks - annotated images
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