rhinolith


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rhinolith

(ˈraɪnəʊˌlɪθ)
n
(Medicine) a calculus or stone formed in the nose which can lead to other medical conditions such as headaches or sinusitis
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of Cases Percentage Traumatic 8 16.0 Hypertension 6 12.0 Rhinosporidiosis 1 2.0 Angiofibroma 4 8.0 Foreign body nose 5 10.0 Idiopathic 11 22.0 Haemangioma septum 3 6.0 Inverted papilloma 2 4.0 Nasal mass 2 4.0 Blood dyscrasias 3 6.0 Secondary to DNS 3 6.0 Rhinolith 2 4.0 Total 50 100.0 Table 3.
The last group included a rhinolith, foreign body, CSF leakage, meningocele/meningoencephalocele, and aneurysm.
The differential diagnosis of sinonasal pathologies with highly radiodense materials includes rhinolith, mycetoma, inverted papilloma with calcifications, chondrosarcoma, osteosarcoma, and fibro-osseous lesions.
Treatment requires the complete removal of the existing rhinolith, either by anterior rhinoscopy or nasal endoscopy, although a lateral rhinotomy has been required in some cases.
The differential diagnosis includes a foreign body, rhinolith, inflammatory lesion with calcification secondary to syphilis, tuberculosis or fungal infection, bony sequestra, neoplasm, exotosis and odontoma.7,8
The rhinolith was successfully removed with minimal possible injury to surrounding nasal mucosa.
Abnormalities documented with vitamin A deficiency in parrots include squamous metaplasia of mucous membranes, hyperkeratosis, rhinolith formation, weakness, polyuria, and reproductive abnormalities.
The central radiolucency could be due to the presence of organic material, which could have formed the nidus for rhinolith. Treatment of choice is endoscopic removal, but in case of huge rhinolith lateral rhinotomy approach is considered.
On gross inspection, the structure was identified as a tooth with a rhinolith attached to the surface of its root.
A rhinolith was present in the right naris, and Aspergillus species was cultured from this site.
Another female patient of 45 years presented with recurrent episodes of epistaxis was found to have Rhinolith, which was removed under General Anaesthesia intranasally.
Rhinolith formation: This is due to deposition of calcium and magnesium salts around the foreign body.