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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 10, Issue 1, February 2014 pp 98-99

Case Report

Rhinolith - A Rare Case


Suresh Palukuri1, Koteswar Nalluri1

1Assistant Professor, Department of ENT, Katuri Medical College and Hospital, Andhrapradesh, INDIA.

Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K.R.



Rhinoliths are uncommon clinical entities reported in practice presenting as unilateral foul smelling nasal discharge and nasal obstruction. These are mineralized foreign bodies in nasal cavity. A case of 43 year old female with left side foul smell nasal discharge and nasal obstruction for the past 10 years diagnosed as rhinolith after thorough clinical examination and confirmed by endoscopy and radiological examination. Endoscopic surgical removal was done. A high index of suspicion is required.