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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On gross inspection, the structure was identified as a tooth with a rhinolith attached to the surface of its root.
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.
A rhinolith was present in the right naris, and Aspergillus species was cultured from this site.
A case of rhinolith combined with cholesteatoma of the maxillary antrum.
Some studies have documented several complications of retained foreign bodies, including septal perforation, chronic sinusitis, cutaneous fistula, rhinolith formation, lead poisoning, meningitis, and chronic pain.
Rhinosinusitis, erosion of the nasal septum and medial wall of the maxillary sinus, and perforations of the palate have been reported to occur in association with a rhinolith, (1,2) but until now, no case of a nasal polyp associated with a rhinolith has been reported in the English-language literature.
The foreign body may act as a nucleus for concretion, or it may become buried in granulation tissue; in the latter case, the globule may become enveloped in a coating of calcium, magnesium phosphate, and carbonate and become a rhinolith.