A Rhinolith Surrounded by a Nasal Polyp

Yilmaz S., Guven D. G. , Subasi B. , Guler S. Y. , Guclu E.

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, cilt.21, sa.6, ss.1954-1955, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 21 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/scs.0b013e3181f4ee04
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1954-1955


Rhinoliths are uncommon mineralized nasal mass in children and adolescents. We reported a case of unilateral rhinolith that presented as a nasal polyp. A 29-year-old woman who had right-sided nasal purulent discharge, nasal obstruction, intermittent epistaxis, and posterior nasal drip for 6 months was admitted to our department. Nasal examination revealed a nasal mass between the inferior turbinate and the nasal septum, presenting as a nasal polyp or a nasal tumor. Paranasal sinus computed tomographic scan confirmed a calcified mass in soft tissue. We removed the rhinolith and the soft tissue that was around it with a transnasal endoscopic approach. Histologic analysis of the soft tissue identified inflammatory nasal polypoid tissue.