Diagnosis of rhinolithiasis may be difficult because
of the possibility of varying clinical presentations.
Complaints of a 34-year-old male patient had been
misdiagnosed as sinusitis and several plain radiographs
had missed the event. Endoscopic examination
enabled a hard intranasal mass to be seen,
resembling a rhinolith. The patients complaints disappeared
after endoscopic removal of the mass.
Failure in the diagnosis was attributed to the presence
of superimposed adjacent structures on plain
films and inadequate exposure of the posteriorly
located mass by routine anterior rhinoscopy.
FREE FULL TEXTAnahtar Kelimeler: Kalkuli/etyoloji/komplikasyon/radyografi;endoskopi; burun tıkanıklığı/etyoloji; bilgisayarlı tomografi.