A Rhinolith Surrounded by a Nasal Polyp

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

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.21, no.6, pp.1954-1955, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/scs.0b013e3181f4ee04
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1954-1955
  • Keywords: Rhinolith, nasal polyp, nasal endoscopy
  • Kütahya Health Sciences University Affiliated: No


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.