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BMJ Case Rep. 2010; 2010: bcr0720103155.
Published online 2010 November 19. doi:  10.1136/bcr.07.2010.3155
PMCID: PMC3029049
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Longstanding rhinolith leading to anatomical alterations of the ipsilateral inferior nasal meatus and turbinate

Abstract

Rhinoliths consist of a central nidus with calcification resulting in calcareous concretions within the nasal cavity. They are uncommon in the literature despite a propensity particularly in children to insert foreign bodies into their nose and ears. We present the case of a 62-year-old woman with a longstanding undetected rhinolith with mild uncharacteristic symptoms. Radiographic examination revealed anatomical alteration of the inferior turbinate that was attributed to the long presence of the rhinolith in the nasal cavity. The management of the rhinolith and a review of the literature are presented.


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