An unusual pressure sore of the nasal bridge

Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2008 Jul;46(5):411-2. doi: 10.1016/j.bjoms.2007.10.003. Epub 2007 Nov 26.


We report an unusual pressure sore of the nasal bridge caused by a non-invasive ventilation mask. Conservative treatment was unsuccessful, and the defect had to be repaired, with a good postoperative result.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hypercapnia / therapy
  • Middle Aged
  • Nose Diseases / etiology*
  • Positive-Pressure Respiration / adverse effects*
  • Positive-Pressure Respiration / instrumentation*
  • Pressure Ulcer / etiology*
  • Respiratory Insufficiency / therapy