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The Turkish Journal of Ear Nose and Throat The value of endoscopy in the diagnosis of rhinolithiasis: a case report [Tr-ENT]
Tr-ENT. 2003; 11(3): 89-92

The value of endoscopy in the diagnosis of rhinolithiasis: a case report

Oğuz Öğretmenoğlu1

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 patient’s 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.

Keywords: Calculi/ etiology/ complications/ radiography;endoscopy; nasal obstruction/etiology; tomography, X-raycomputed.

Rinolithiasis tanısında endoskopinin önemi: Olgu sunumu

Oğuz Öğretmenoğlu1

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Anahtar Kelimeler: Kalkuli/etyoloji/komplikasyon/radyografi;endoskopi; burun tıkanıklığı/etyoloji; bilgisayarlı tomografi.

Oğuz Öğretmenoğlu. The value of endoscopy in the diagnosis of rhinolithiasis: a case report. Tr-ENT. 2003; 11(3): 89-92

Corresponding Author: Oğuz Öğretmenoğlu
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