Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 2012; 16 (11): 1541-1545

A different placement of the stone; rhinolithiasis

R. Karli, M. Ak, A. Karli

Department of the Otolaryngology, School of Medicine, Ondokuz Mayıs University Samsun, Turkey. rifatkarli@yahoo.com


INTRODUCTION: Rhinolithiasis is a rare disease and formed by mineralization in the nasal cavity. Precipitated calcareous material on intranasal foreign substances forms the rhinoliths. It is start time could have since childhood.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this article, we present eight cases of rhinolithiasis who admitted to our Clinic between January 2001 and December 2010 with unilateral chronic nasal discharge, nasal obstruction and oral malodor.

CONCLUSIONS: Rhinolithiasis mostly manifests itself with unilateral purulent rhinorrhea, nasal obstruction and facial pain symptoms. We aimed to discuss these entity with similar cases in the literature.

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R. Karli, M. Ak, A. Karli
A different placement of the stone; rhinolithiasis

Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Year: 2012
Vol. 16 - N. 11
Pages: 1541-1545