Nasal bone fractures and the use of radiographic imaging: An otolaryngologist perspective

Conclusions and relevanceOtolaryngologists seldom request imaging to evaluate and treat isolated nasal bone fractures. When ordered, imaging is utilized more often among residents-in-training and non-otolaryngology consulting physicians. This study highlights an opportunity to educate primary care and emergency room providers as well as otolaryngology residents on the value of comprehensive physical exam over radiographic imaging in the work-up of isolated nasal fractures. In addition, widespread adoption of a “no x-ray policy” in this setting may result in better resource utilization.
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

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