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Balasubramanian, Thiagarajan Huge rhinolith nasal cavity an interesting case report and a review of literature. ENT Scholar.

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    Rhinoliths are calcareous deposits (stone like) inside the nasal cavity. These stone like structures are highly friable and may crumble when crushed. This interesting case report discusses a patient with a huge rhinolith inside the nasal cavity. Rhinoliths since they crumble easily can be removed after crushing with a luc’s forceps via the nasal cavity. Since the rhinolith in this patient was very large extending up to the choana it was removed via lateral rhinotomy approach in order to avoid excessive injury to nasal mucosa during the process of removal.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: Medicine and Dentistry > Others in Medicine and Dentistry > Medicine and Dentistry not elsewhere classified
    Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
    Depositing User: Dr Thiagarajan Balasubramanian
    Date Deposited: 06 May 2012 09:08
    Last Modified: 06 May 2012 09:08
    URI: http://opendepot.org/id/eprint/1057

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